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Mom Falls to Death at 'Perfect Selfie' Spot

Rosy Loomba climbed past safety barriers, warning signs at Australian national park, police say

(Newser) - A weekend family outing turned tragic after a mom plummeted to her death off a cliff in front of her husband and two young sons while trying to take a photo. News.com.au reports that 38-year-old Rosy Loomba was hiking with her family Saturday in Grampians National Park, in...

Man's Fatal Plunge Yields Another Death

25-year-old man dies from fall in Arizona park, but his wasn't the only death officials discovered

(Newser) - A 25-year-old man plummeted to his death from an Arizona cliff, and in retrieving his body, a sheriff's deputy made another stunning find. A National Park Service release notes that a call came in around 9am Sunday that someone had fallen from a bluff at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook,...

100mph Police Chase Ends at Cliff's Edge

Carjacking suspect drove right off the precipice and into the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz, Calif.

(Newser) - A police chase this week in California led to a carjacking suspect plunging over the side of a cliff in the vehicle he was driving—and living to tell the tale. In a statement cited by NBC News , the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office says a report came in...

Man Accused of Shoving Dad Off Cliff, Laughing as He Fell

Gerald McCants reportedly lured his elderly father to cliff's edge with talk of a rattlesnake

(Newser) - A Texas man is accused of luring his elderly father to the edge of a cliff, then shoving him off, laughing as the man fell. Per an arrest affidavit, the 78-year-old father of Gerald McCants, 49, told Austin cops his son returned to the home they share around 8:30am...

A Motorist Was Filming the View. Then a Gasp

Police searching for SUV seen driving off oceanside cliff in California

(Newser) - An SUV speeds toward the oceanside cliff, then goes airborne. It's a shocking moment captured on video by a passing motorist in California, where authorities are trying to determine who was in the SUV and where it ended up. California Highway Patrol Officer Bert Diaz says that after the...

She Was Killed by a Falling Log. Now, Murder Charges for 2 Teens

Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley, both 16, will be tried as adults in death of Victoria Schafer

(Newser) - Two Ohio teens have been charged with murder after a photographer was killed in September by a log pushed off a cliff. CBS News reports Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley, both 16, are accused in the death of 44-year-old mom of four Victoria Schafer, who was taking senior pictures on...

On California Beach, a Tragedy With 'No Rhyme or Reason'

Cliff collapse kills 3 in Encinitas

(Newser) - Three people are dead and at least one other was injured after a cliff collapsed on a popular Southern California beach Friday, authorities said. The sandstone bluff gave way shortly before 3pm in Encinitas, a suburb north of San Diego, per the AP , NBC San Diego , and the New York ...

Jury: Both Moms Were In on Murder-Suicide Plan

Jennifer Hart drove off a cliff after wife Sarah researched drowning

(Newser) - A special coroner's jury in California ruled the deaths of two Washington state women and their six adopted children was a murder-suicide after hearing testimony that one of the women had researched death by drowning online and the other deliberately stepped on the gas, sending their SUV plunging off...

Boy Dies After Falling Off Cliff at Ski Resort

His younger brother, 10, survived in French Alps accident; man dies in separate incident

(Newser) - Two separate ski vacations, two separate tragedies in the French Alps over the weekend. The first involved a boy said to be 12 or 13, who died after falling off a cliff at the Avoriaz ski resort, report the BBC and Mirror . Per LCI News, the boy and his 10-year-old...

Critics Blast Rosie for 'Gross' Link to Trump Game

'Push Trump Off a Cliff Again' isn't going over well with conservatives

(Newser) - There's no love lost between Rosie O'Donnell and President Trump , and a tweet the comedian posted over the weekend is unlikely to mend any fences. Per USA Today , O'Donnell tweeted a link on Saturday to an online game that invites players to "Push Trump Off a...

Teen Boys Found Dead at Scenic Cliffs

UK police don't know what happened

(Newser) - Two teenage best friends are dead, leaving a community in northern England long on sadness but short on answers. Police found the bodies of Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman, both 17, just before 7pm Friday evening at the base of scenic cliffs, the Telegraph reports. Cleveland police said they were...

A Canadian Lake Has Fallen Off a Cliff

Rain, warming temperatures melted ice headwalls

(Newser) - In June, Canadian officials warned that a nameless lake in the Northwest Territories was about to fall off a cliff. It did. On July 15, a section of ground ice that's been around since the last ice age gave way, sending roughly half of the lake's 1 million...

Woman Drives Off Cliff, Forced to Climb Back Up

Debbie Lopez, 57, spent 24 hours climbing steep terrain after days of waiting

(Newser) - Talk about the will to live. When 57-year-old Debbie Lopez was putting out a cigarette and steered her pickup truck off a cliff on the winding coastal Highway 1 near Ragged Point, Calif., last Saturday, she plunged 150 feet and landed upside down, where she waited for help for days,...

Boy Survives 230-Foot Fall From Cliff

He suffered broken bones, but lived though plunge

(Newser) - A 4-year-old boy in northern California survived a plunge of nearly 250 feet off a cliff onto the ground below last night, reports CBS Local . The unidentified boy has broken bones but somehow escaped life-threatening injuries when he fell from a trail on Bodega Head in Sonoma County. As the...

Grad Student Dies in Cliff Fall While Posing for Photo

Anna Bachman, 25, was with her sister

(Newser) - Tragedy in San Diego, as a 25-year-old grad student lost her footing on a cliff and fell to her death while posing for a photo to be shot by her sister, reports the Chicago Tribune . Bachman was a Berkeley grad who was working toward a master's in urban planning...

Driver Plunges Off 300-Foot Cliff, Survives

It may have been a suicide attempt

(Newser) - A pretty amazing rescue story out of Southern California, where a 19-year-old driver went over a 300-foot cliff and onto the shoreline of the ocean—and survived. Rescue crews arrived at the scene in Palos Verdes Estates, located just south of Los Angeles, around 2am today. Waves smashed into the...

Cliff Bride Allegedly Talked About Killing Mom, Step-Dad

Prosecutors say it helps prove she didn't have 'innocent intent'

(Newser) - A Montana woman who pushed her new husband off a cliff to his death had discussed killing her mother and stepfather about five weeks earlier, prosecutors intend to allege in court. In court filings, prosecutors say they have evidence that 22-year-old Jordan Graham made the remarks, and that they help...

Girlfriend Pushed Off Cliff: 'I'm Breaking Up With You!'

Cliff jumper gives his sweetheart a shove in Utah

(Newser) - A cliff jumper gave his girlfriend the ultimate high by pushing her over a 400-foot drop—into a pendulum swing secured by a harness and ropes, the Daily Mail reports. With a video camera rolling, Creighton Baird tried for 45 minutes to gently persuade his companion, Jessica Powell, to overcome...

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