Woman Falls And Dies While Trying To Take Risky Photos At Waterfall

An influencer fell and lost her life while trying to take photos of a beautiful Hong Kong waterfall.

32-year-old Sofia Cheung made a weekend trip to the Tsing Dai stream near the district of Yuen Long but it turned into a tragedy after she lost her balance and fell to her demise.

Sofia and a group of her friends visited the Ha Pak Lai area where she started taking photos near the waterfall but fell 16 feet into a five-meter deep pool below.


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The three people accompanying her immediately called emergency services and Sofia was quickly brought to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan in Hong Kong where she was declared dead on arrival.


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The influencer had 6000 followers on Instagram and often posted pictures of herself exploring nature in risky ways.


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After Sofia passed away, friends of hers offered their condolences on social media.

One person wrote:

“I will miss your chat every day. I love you always. Rest in peace my pretty Sofia.”

Sadly, Sofia is not the only one to lose her life while trying to capture special moments in nature.

Among other cases, In 2020, a hiker died at the Grampians National Park in Australia after she climbed over a safety railing to take pictures at the Boroka Lookout.

Reports said that the 38-year-old had slipped and fallen around 80 meters down, while her family looked on unable to save her.

Australian Police Minister Lisa Neville issued the following statement at the time:

“That is dangerous behaviour, and yesterday should be a stark reminder that anyone who wants to do those extreme photos for social media, that it can kill you.

“No photo is worth a life.”

She added:

“It not only puts you in harm’s way, but it actually risks our lifesavers, and our emergency services personnel who have to either try and rescue you or recover a body – and that’s what we’ve seen.”

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