Better examine your selfie earlier than you wreck your selfie.
A person in India is fortunate to be alive after falling right into a river throughout a selfie session gone horribly awry.
An Instagram publish depicting his miraculous rescue is blowing up on-line.
According to Jam Press, the near-miss occurred whereas Gopal Pundlik Chavan, 30, had been exploring the Ajanta caves, a sequence of majestic Buddhist cave temples carved into the rocks in Maharashtra.
Disaster struck after the adventurer reportedly tried to take a selfie and ended up plunging right into a river.
Thankfully, Chavan survived the autumn, after which he was fished out by authorities and Samaritans.
Harrowing footage exhibits the second that the climber was extracted from the water with an extended rope manned by over 10 folks.
The clip concludes with bystanders pulling the dangling man previous a roaring waterfall and to security atop the cliffs.
Rescuers stated the person began swimming after the plunge, which gave them extra time to extract him from the canyon.
He ought to thank his fortunate stars he’s alive as many high-altitude selfie-takers haven’t been so lucky.
Just this previous fall, a sightseer died after plummeting 40 ft whereas snapping a cliff-side selfie at a scenic scorching spot in Brazil.
In truth, a 2020 examine discovered that extra folks die taking self-portraits than perish as a result of shark assaults.