03 Jul 2016
Death by Photo
Darwin Awards, Machu Pichu, Photography
It wasn’t quite death-by-selfie, but it wasn’t far off. Peru This Week reports that a German tourist died Wednesday while posing for a photo at Peru’s famed Machu Picchu site.
Oliver Park, 51, went into a restricted area of the mountainous tourist locale in the Andes, despite warning signs and instructions from wardens, reports the BBC. The channel says that while posing for a photo at the edge of a ravine, Park apparently decided to jump in the air to make it look like he was flying. Instead, he ended up falling off the cliff.