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Couple posted eerie warning to Instagram before falling to their deaths in a national park.

The bodies of 29-year-old Vishnu Viswanath and 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy, a couple from India, were found in California’s Yosemite National Park on Thursday after they fell to their deaths last week.

The couple, who shared a love of travel and documented it in a personal blog and Instagram account, fell from Taft Point, a viewing area in the national park that has no railing. Viswanath’s brother told media he believes they were taking a photo when the accident occurred. Authorities, however, said the investigation into the deaths is still ongoing.

Eerily though, just moments before the tragedy, Moorthy shared a photo with a caption referencing the dangers of ‘daredevilry’ when it comes to taking travel photos for Instagram.

“CHASING SUNSETS or CHASING LIKES???” she wrote.

“A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs and skyscrapers, but did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo?

“When we squirm at another selfie attempt gone south from a skyscraper, let’s remember to save that in our core memory and not the memory dump… Same applies when we get our knickers in a twist and hog a spot till we get the perfect shot.

“I know I know, I am guilty as charged for all of this and if I didn’t have Mr. Two Goody Shoes, Vishnu with me, I am not even sure if I would have written this post.

“Let us all try to be responsible digital citizens.”

 

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CHASING SUNSETS or CHASING LIKES ??? ???? … Sooo today on #socialmediabadasstribe we are talking about limits of #doitforthegram.????Yeah sure it can be limitless but guys, we reaaaallly need to have boundaries(this is handy as life lessons too but we will revisit that later????) A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs ⛰and skyscrapers????, but did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL??? ☠️ Is our life just worth one photo? … When we squirm at another selfie attempt gone south ???? from a skyscraper, let’s remember to save that in our core memory ???? and not the memory dump ????(I am still on the Inside Out ???? train y’all ????) Same applies when we get our knickers in a twist and hog a spot till we get the perfect shot???? I know I know, I am guilty as charged for all of this ????‍♀️ and if I didn’t have Mr. Two Goody Shoes, Vishnu ???? with me, I am not even sure if I would have written this post. … Let us all try to be responsible digital citizens and use our “numbers” to be transparent and honest, shall we????? None of us is perfect and the more we accept it and share our flaws as much as our wins, we are one step closer to creating a sane social media without the scary brouhahas.????✨ … Still there????? Woohoo, a backflip is in order, or wait maybe a pizza? ???? What about a unicorn ice-cream ???? ???? with some Disney-approved cotton candy ???????? and pixie dust infused sprinkles ????‍♀️ if…..IF you could tell me the one time you were effin’ proud of being candid and real AF in social media? ???? … PS – Not sponsored but sweatshirt is from @radearthsupply • • • #grandcanyonnps #northrim #instagramaz #visitarizona #travelarizona #shotzdelight #discovertheroad #usaroadtrip #visittheusa #outdoorsusa #exploretheusa #womenwhoexplore #iamtb #radparks #thediscoverer #gtgi #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #hikemore #radgirlslife #travelreality #dreamscape @womenwhoexplore @visit_arizona @visittheusa @shotzdelight

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In an Instagram Story saved to the couple’s account, Moorthy reiterated this sentiment. Pictured standing at the edge of a cliff at Emerald Bay State Park, Moorthy wrote: “Warning: Standing at the edge of cliffs/high rise buildings can be fatal and can cause serious injuries.”

“Make your choice wisely and your life is NOT worth a photo.”

Image via Instagram.
Image via Instagram.

A study released this year, which examined news reports from October 2011 to November 2017, found there were 259 selfie deaths globally in this period. Selfie-related deaths were most likely to occur in India, followed by Russia and the United States, and males were three times more likely than females to die in selfie-related accidents.

The researchers concluded that selfie deaths are "an emerging problem" and recommended the introduction of 'no selfie zones' in dangerous areas, such as on top of tall buildings, on mountain peaks, and around large bodies of water.

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