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Man fell to his death moments after taking selfie with girlfriend

Man fell to his death moments after taking selfie with girlfriend

Andrea Mazzetto was hiking with his girlfriend when he fell off a cliff

A man fell to his death moments after taking a selfie with his girlfriend.

Andrea Mazzetto was out for a hike with his partner, Sara Bragante, in Rotzo, Italy, when they stopped to take a photo together last Saturday (20 August).

However, their trip took a tragic turn when the 30-year-old dropped his phone and went down to retrieve it.

Police confirmed that Andrea lost his balance and fell from the cliff edge, plummeting 200 metres to the bottom.

A huge rescue mission was undertaken after he was reported as having injured himself, with two helicopters and a team of firefighters responding to the scene.

Andrea dropped his phone moments after this photo was taken.
@sara_bragante/Newsflash

Sadly, by the time the first responders managed to get down to Andrea, he had already died.

Following his death, Sara reshared their last photo together on her Instagram account, writing: "Our cursed last photo together. You will always be with me, my little bear."

It was thought at first that Andrea had been trying to retrieve Sara's phone when he died, but authorities later confirmed that he had in fact dropped his own mobile.

Local reports claim that Andrea was a hard-working entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast, and lived in Rovigo with Sara.

One person who knew him said: "He was sunny, generous and with a great desire to live."

Sara and Andrea were climbing Altar Knotto when he fell.
@andreamazzetto/Newsflash

Last year, an influencer died after falling 16ft off a waterfall while taking photos.

Sofia Cheung, 32, was visiting Hong Kong’s Ha Pak Lai park with friends when the fatal incident occurred on 11 July. Sofia was taking photographs at the edge of a waterfall at the park’s Pineapple Mountain site when tragedy struck.

Sofia reportedly lost her footing and fell 16ft into the pool below.

Following her death, people took to social media to share messages of condolence.

One person said: "I thought better days are coming with Saturday and Sunday? I will miss your chat every day. I love you always. Rest in peace my pretty Sofia."

Her friends called emergency services who quickly took her to hospital, but Sofia was sadly pronounced dead upon arrival.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

Featured Image Credit: @sara_bragante/Newsflash

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