WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Sofia Cheung, 32, was trying to take a selfie at the edge of a waterfall when she lost her footing and plunged to her death.
- The Instagram star has become known for her cliff selfies.
- Her last picture on Instagram, posted on July 9, was flooded with condolences from mourning fans.
Sofia Cheung, an Instagram star from Hong Kong, tragically fell to her death while taking a selfie at a waterfall. The 32-year-old influencer has become known for her daring cliff selfies.
According to a report from The Sun, Cheung went on a trip to Ha Pak Lai park around 11 a.m. Saturday with three friends. They visited the park’s Pineapple Mountain site, which is popular among hikers for its sunset views.
The fearless hiker then ventured to the edge of the waterfall to take one of her famous cliff selfies. But she tragically slipped and fell into the 16-foot pool below.
Her friends immediately called emergency services. She was quickly taken to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival, according to The Sun.
Cheung’s cliff selfies have become a hit on her Instagram account, where she has nearly 9,000 followers. Her profile states, “Life should be fun not dumb.”
The last picture she posted on the social media platform showed her in a bikini while holding a boogie board. “Better Days are coming. They are called: Saturday and Sunday,” she captioned the photo.
The photo has since been flooded with condolences from mourning fans who were still in disbelief of her passing. One fan wrote, “I thought better days are coming when Saturday and Sunday? I will gonna miss your chat every day. I love you always. rest in peace my pretty sofi.”
There have been several incidents in the past where a height enthusiast fell to their death while snapping a selfie from a dangerously high location.
This January, an Indian woman was also taking selfies near a waterfall when she plummeted to her death. Last year, a Kazakhstan woman was posing for a photo near a cliff in Turkey to commemorate the end of the local coronavirus lockdown when she fell over 100 feet.
Source: New York Post