British woman and boyfriend fall to deaths ‘taking selfie’ in Portugal

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Sky News: A British woman and her Australian partner have fallen to their deaths while taking a selfie on a wall at a beach in Portugal, according to reports.

Louise Benson and Michael Kearns died on the Praia dos Pescadores near Ericeira on the country’s west coast.

The head of the rescue service at Cascais port near Lisbon, Rui Pereira da Terra, told the Lusa news agency that it was suspected that the couple had been taking a selfie on a wall above the beach.

He said: “Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie.

“Since we found a mobile phone on the wall, everything suggests the victims might have been taking a selfie, when they allowed the phone to fall, leaned to grab it and fell.”

Friends have paid tribute to the couple on social media.

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