The traveller couple, 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy and 29-year-old Vishnu Viswanath, from Kerala who fell to their deaths in the Yosemite National Park in California, died while taking a selfie, claims Vishnu’s brother.
Falling from Taft Point, which offers the visitors an expansive view of the Yosemite national park and the falls, the couple experienced an 800 feet fall on October 25. The edge of this point is the edge of the cliff where people click selfies and record the breathtaking view.
As per a report by ITV, Jishnu Viswanath, Vishnu’s brother said that the couple had set up their tripods near the ledge to take a picture of them with the landscape. Both the software engineers had moved to California from New York recently.
Their last picture was captured by another couple who was visiting the National Park and Meenakshi happened to photobomb their selfie. While the case of Moorthy and Vishwanath seems like one of the selfies gone wrong, they were also a couple who alerted their followers about the hazards of clicking dangerous selfies and risking your life for just one worthwhile picture.
“Sooo today on #socialmediabadasstribe we are talking about limits of #doitforthegram. Yeah sure it can be limitless but guys, we reaaaallly need to have boundaries(this is handy as life lessons too but we will revisit that later),” the duo wrote on Instagram about the DOs and DONTs of clicking selfies for Instagram likes.
“But did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo?” they wrote.