Woman jumps for photo, falls off cliff and dies

Woman jumps for photo, falls off cliff and dies

Cape Town - Her husband, who was taking her picture, panicked when he saw her fall down the edge.



By Web Report

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018, 10:22 AM

Last updated: Wed 12 Dec 2018, 12:29 PM

A 32-year-old woman was celebrating her birthday with her husband when she lost balance and fell 500 feet down a cliff in Cape Town while attempting to capture a photograph. 
Jolandi le Roux and her husband Andrew, 33, got married last September below the cliff and used to regularly visit the popular South African spot. Last Sunday, when the couple visited their favourite destination they decided to capture some pictures.
It is believed they ignored warning signs to cross a metal railing in order to get to the cliff edge as Jolandi wanted to create a picture that looked like she was jumping over the sun. As Jolandi jumped for the picture she lost her balance and plummeted off the steep cliff edge.
Her husband, who was taking her picture, panicked when he saw her fall down the edge. He managed to get 100 metres down the cliff but was unable to go down any further and was nine metres away from her body, MSN quoted The Sun reports.
The rescue teams were called in and it took three hours for them to reach Jolandi's body and another three hours to carry her back to the top. Paramedic, Henry Barlow, 47, said Andrew risked his life trying to reach is wife. "It would have been suicide to go any further," he said. While an experienced rock climber and advanced trauma life support doctor, Matthew Young, said the mountain is "falling apart" and "it is not a nice place to be". He said she died on spot due to multiple head and body fractures.
 
 


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