Hiker Falls 700 Feet To Death While Taking Selfie

Hiker Falls 700 Feet To Death While Taking Selfie

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Hiker Falls 700 Feet To Death While Taking Selfie

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Hiker dies after he slips while taking photo at Arizona mountain

Richard Jacobson, Richard Jacobson/Facebook

Tragic news out of Arizona this morning.

Richard Jacobson, 21, fell 700 feet to his death in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix. Jacobson was reportedly camping with friends at the top of Flatiron Peak.

Reports suggest that Jacobson was attempting to take a selfie with his back to the cliff. He lost his footing and plummeted to his death.

Take a look at the full report from AZ Family in the video below.

CBS NEWS: “According to a study in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 259 people died taking selfies from 2011-2017.”

Our thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of Richard Jacobson. Please stay safe out there, friends.

Featured Image Credit: Flatiron drone video – Superstition Mountains, Brad Denton. Uploaded to YouTube.

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