A scenic overview… one that is too good not to try and capture. That perfect shot, with just the right filter, that will get people double-tapping in the triple digits. It’s what we all strive for when doing it for the Instagram. Sometimes though, the quest for that perfect picture can have dire consequences. Earlier this month a teenager from Maryland learned just that.
While attempting to get Cliffside photos, the teenage girl took a seventy-foot plunge. Miraculously she escaped without any life threatening injuries, and while she may have missed out on that perfect scenic Cliffside photo, she did get a few selfies that are all over the place right now.
The young girl even went out of her way to thank the first responders for smiling in the above selfie in a facebook post.
I would really like to thank all of my friends and family for standing by my side in shock trauma all night into the early morning just to make sure I was ok and feeling better. I would also like to give a huge thanks to the first responders who made it to the scene as quickly as possible and actually smiled for all of the selfies I took with them lol. You all definitely helped me make the best of a bad situation.
More importantly, she gave a warning advising others who are also living dangerously for the, “Just perfect” photos.
For anyone taking the time to read this please PLEASE actually listen and take what I’m about to say into consideration. I fell about 70 feet off the side of a cliff and am beyond lucky to be alive right now with only minimal injuries. As beautiful as the eye and the view from the top is, not only is it trespassing but it really is a dangerous place. I know personally I will never be going back again and I really hope some of you will weigh the risks before you go up just to see a nice view and get some cool pictures.
Don’t let my survival underestimate the true risk, the next person to fall at the cliffs, the king and queen seat, the eye, or any other overlook may not be as lucky as I was.
Please use caution when taking selfies, people..
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