Mom died when she plunged 30m from cliff’s ‘perfect selfie’ after climbing the barrier – NBCNEWS

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A mother plunged 100 feet (30 meters) in front of her shocked family after climbing over a safety rail at a popular selfie spot.

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Rosy Loomba, 38, was visiting the picturesque Boroka viewpoint with her family when she fell over a cliff in front of her young children.

Mother of two Rosy Loomba collapsed to her death after climbing a security barrier at popular Boroka Lookout

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Mother-of-two Rosy Loomba plunged to death after climbing a security barrier at popular Boroka Lookout
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The mom decided to climb over the security fence at the Boroka lookout to take a perfect selfie

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The mom decided to climb over the security fence at the Boroka lookout to take a perfect selfie

Shocking new details have come to light after a coroner investigated the mother’s tragic fall in December 2020 in Victoria’s Grampian National Park, Australia.

The incident started when Ms. Loomba and her husband Basant joined the queue to enjoy the view during a family walk through the wilderness with their two young boys.

When they reached the front of the line, the couple decided to climb the security fence to take a selfie on the rock ledge.

But the family day out quickly turned into a nightmare when Rosy lost her balance and slipped while walking back to her kids, according to news.com.au.

The mother of two was left hanging on the edge of the cliff as her husband tried desperately to get her back to safety.

But Basant was unable to pull her back to the ledge, and their horrified family and friends could only watch as she plunged to her death.

Due to the treacherous terrain, it took more than six hours for volunteers from Victoria Police and State Emergency Service to retrieve Ms Loomba’s body.

The coroner found that Rosy died of numerous injuries, including skull fractures and a dislocated spine.

Deputy Coroner Jacqui Hawkins said Monday the area needs extra security as ambitious selfie enthusiasts continue to flock to the dangerous lookout.

She said: “I note that adventurers and visitors to the park can continue to climb fences to access lookouts to take a photo or for their own curiosity.

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“Ms Loomba’s death reminds us of the dangers associated with ignoring signage and fences, which are put in place to protect people.”

Ms Hawkins advised Parks Victoria officials to put up additional signs in the area warning that people have died and been seriously injured at the lookout.

Devastated family members paid tribute to the rescuer after her horrific fall nearly two years ago.

Basant’s sister, Jassu Minal Loomba, said Rosy, originally from India, loved being outdoors with her family and devoted to her two children.

She told the Herald Sun: “She was a good life partner to my brother and the best mother to her children

“The family is still in shock and it’s really hard to believe.”

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The popular selfie spot in Victoria’s Grampian National Park has a history of tragic waterfalls.

In January 1999, a 59-year-old British tourist also fell off the rock ledge while taking photos with her family.

Mrs Loomba’s horror trap saw Victorian Police Secretary Lisa Neville urging people to prioritize their safety over their social media pages.

She said: “No picture is worth a lifetime.

“What we saw was a really tragic outcome of behavior that we unfortunately see all too often.

“Don’t take this one. Not only does it endanger you, but it also endangers our lifesavers and first responders who must go to save you or your body.”

Boroka Lookout in Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia has a history of tragic waterfalls

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Boroka Lookout in Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia has a history of tragic waterfallsCredit: Getty
Rosy reportedly climbed the fence with her husband Basant to snap a photo over the cliff's edge

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Rosy reportedly climbed the fence with her husband Basant to snap a photo over the cliff’s edge
Mother-of-two plunged 100 feet to her death in front of her horrified family

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Mother-of-two plunged 100 feet to her death in front of her horrified family

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