Couple die after cliff fall in Portugal while taking selfies

Monday 11 August 2014 21.33
The incident happened in Cabo da Roca
The incident happened in Cabo da Roca

Portuguese authorities are investigating the deaths of a Polish couple who fell from a cliff in Cabo da Roca on Saturday.

The couple were with their children at the time and investigators say they were taking selfies when they fell.

Rescue workers had to give up their attempts to recover the bodies from the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday night due to weather conditions and resumed the search yesterday.

Both bodies were found yesterday morning, the National Authority for Civil Protection confirmed.

Fire officer Bruno Tomas said the couple had been next to the cliff edge with their children.

Local port official Pinto Moreira said it seemed the couple had been taking selfies at the cliff edge.

The children are now in the care of Polish diplomats and are being seen by psychologists.

Keywords: selfie