A woman from Kazakhstan fell over 100 feet to her death on Sunday after she climbed a safety barrier to take a photo celebrating the end of her city's pandemic lockdown.
The woman, Olesia Suspitsina, 31, was on a hike in Antalya's Duden Park after an extended lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While on the hike, Suspitsina climbed a safety barrier and asked her friend to take a picture of her on the edge of a cliff near waterfalls in the park. Sadly, she subsequently slipped on wet grass and fell over 100 feet. Authorities were able to find Suspitsina's body in the water below the falls and eventually ruled the death an accident.
She had worked as a tour guide for several years, with relatives and friends describing her as a "smart and cheerful person" who was highly passionate about the area. Turkey currently has the seventh most coronavirus cases in the world at over 122,000 and over 3,200 deaths, though the country is currently taking steps to relax lockdown rules without initiating a second wave of cases. Sadly, Suspitsina's death is another strong reminder that no photo is worth risking life and limb for.
Lead image by Saffron Blaze, used under Creative Commons.