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She Reportedly Died Taking a Pic. That's Not What Happened

35-year-old mom was reaching for tree branch when she went over waterfall in California

(Newser) - A death in California last Friday is still a tragedy, just not quite the one initially thought. Although it was reported that a 35-year-old mom—identified by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office as Dina Espinosa, though a GoFundMe set up in her name calls her Stephanie—had fallen... More »

She Was Snapping Pics of the Falls. Then She Slipped

Officials warn others about selfies, other photos after woman dies in California

(Newser) - Another death linked to a picture-taking session, this time in California. Fire officials say the body of a "young woman" was found Friday in a bay at Emerald Bay State Park, which is in South Lake Tahoe, per Fox News . "Crews from the Tahoe Truckee Regional Rescue Team... More »

Camera Sitting on Tripod Led to Discovery of Couple's Bodies

Vishnu Viswanath's brother says they were taking a selfie when they fell at Yosemite

(Newser) - The couple who fell to their deaths in Yosemite National Park last week did so while taking a selfie, Vishnu Viswanath's brother said Tuesday. Viswanath, 29, and his wife, 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy, set up their tripod near a ledge at a scenic overlook in the California park, Jishnu Viswanath... More »

Study Tallies Body Count of Selfies Turned Deadly

The estimate is over 250 worldwide

(Newser) - A study investigating the increasing problem of fatalities that stem from victims taking selfies in dangerous locales has placed a body count on the preventable tragedy, per the Washington Post . In the study titled "Selfies: A boon or bane?" researchers published findings in the Journal of Family Medicine and ... More »

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