The PJ Tatler

The Perils of Selfie-ness: Man Overboard

Don’t try this at home, kids:

A Singaporean man died after falling off a cliff and into the sea while attempting to take a selfie photograph on Nusa Lembongan Island, off the southeast coast of Bali. Mohamed Aslam Bin Shahul, 21, died on Thursday afternoon after falling into the ocean from a two-meter high cliff during a holiday with eight friends at the Sandi Bay Beach.

“He could not control his balance when he was hit by a wave. He slipped and fell into the ocean. He apparently couldn’t swim,” said Nusa Penida Police chief Adj. Comr. Gede Arianta. Arianta said Shahul’s body was found at a depth of five-meters. Local residents brought him to Jungut Batu community health center where doctors declared him dead.

Possible Darwin Award nominee, although I suspect this does not qualify him for the 72 virgin raisins of Paradise.