Woman falls to her death while taking "selfie"

Woman falls to her death while taking
This is one of those tragic stories that needs to be told, even if just to serve as a warning to others. 23-year old med student Sylwia Rajchel was taking a breather from her studies in Poland, to take a vacation in Spain. On the ledge of the Puente de Triana bridge she posed, hoping to take the perfect "selfie." But in the process of taking the picture, Rajchel lost her footing and plunged 15 feet into concrete footings used to support the structure.

After impact, Rajchel went into cardiac arrest. Medics arrived at the scene, but could not save the young woman, who was studying to become a nurse at the University of Medicine in Posada. The bridge is a popular place for photographers to snap photos of the region.

So let this be a reminder to you that whenever you take a "Selfie," you need to consider your safety first. It might impress your friends when they see a photo with your face in the foreground with an impressive looking background. But you need to be aware of your surroundings. Don't lean or stand off-balance in a pose, where one slip means injury and death. No one wants to have to see the very last "selfie" you ever take. That would be the one snapped in the morgue.


source: NYPost

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91 Comments

3. BloodiedWraith

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

That "selfie" must have been to die for.

78. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Too early

86. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Nope, natural selection. It's a sad story but it's a way for the human race to slowly getting rid of the unfitted one.

4. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

someone please explain how she falls off a bridge with railing. i'm not familiar with this particular bridge. cuz if she chose to climb over the railing then that's her own fault.

17. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Exactly.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly or she stood on the railing, which is ever dumber.

5. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

oh god that's horrible

7. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

let me take another selfie

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If this happened in Murrica, the family could sue the guys who built the bridge :p

92. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

..or the govt who allowed for the bridge to be built.

10. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

In before inappropriate comments. Oh wait.

11. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

It's amazing how humans can always find new ways to die from new inventions from other humans.

12. jopancy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

There you go. Taking a selfie can lead to your death.

13. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

It is all because of android !!! I hate you

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Android have never killed anyone, but "apples" have.

14. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Uh... did she jumped over the railing? 'cause I'm seeing some pretty tall ones in that bridge. If she did, then it's pretty much her own fault.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Pretty much her own fault? NO!!! It's her own fault!! PERIOD.

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Tragic, bless her soul.

18. Angst

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

While this is tragic and I am genuinely sorry that this happened to her and her family's loss because of: There's . . . No one to blame but your #selfie

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude that is perfectly funny. Kudo!!! +1000 points.

19. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

First of all this article is full of fail. First she is a med student and then an aspiring nurse?

32. Alan01

Posts: 638; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

That is correct. Apparently, she wanted to have the knowledge, but perhaps did have the ambition to become a full-fledged Doctor. Not totally unusual. Regards, Alan F.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

well she should have fixed herself after the fall. Couldn't she give herself medical attention?

20. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

How to avoid situation like this : 1.Put your phone in Pocket. 2.Don't take selfies. 3.Hate selfies.

28. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

Me, every single day.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

there is nothing wrong with selfie. The point of this article is, don't take a picture of yourself doing something stupid. It could kill you. Its like Funniest Home Videos. These people take pictures of doing stuff where they can get seriously hurt. On Facebook there is a page called Hella Crazy Videos where people do some crazy stuff. I like the ones that start off saying "it was at this point, he/she knew they F**k'd up" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV9yIs-K1lo

88. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

i think "Hate Selfies" should be first.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sad. Condolences to her family and friends. I hope she didn't suffer at all.

23. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Rest In Peace

24. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I'm curious to what phone was she using and how well did it do on that drop test?

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