Mum plunges to her death after climbing over beauty spot barrier to take selfie

A mum tragically plunged to her death after climbing over the railings to take a selfie at a popular beauty spot.

Rosy Loomba, 38, died in front of her family after falling from Boroka Lookout in Grampians National Park in the Australian state of Victoria.

It came just 30 minutes after a tour guide had warned of the dangers of the spot.

Despite several signs posted on the railings warning visitors to keep back from the edge, witnesses say Rosy clambered over to take a picture before falling more than 80m in front of her horrified husband Basant and two young sons.

According to the site, police issued a warning about the beauty spot just last year.

It said: "One of the issues that is constantly tying up our resources is individuals risking life and limb to get the ultimate selfie. We regularly see dangerous photos and videos geo-tagged to the area where individuals have compromised their own safety to get a particular shot."

"We also frequently work with local rescue teams on missions to bring individuals to safety who have ignored signage and climbed over safety barriers or fencing.

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"Our missions do not ­always have successful ­outcomes."

Victoria Police's Sergeant said he knew people insisting on "absolutely ludicrous" Instagram posts would eventually lead to a tragic death.

He said: "From an emergency services point of view it’s quite frustrating when you see that irresponsible action that can lead to serious injury or death.

"If you fall, you die. If this turns bad you’ve got to be thinking of your family, friends and other people who have to become involved."

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Tour guide Graham Wood had warned his group just 30 minutes before Rosy's tragic death about the dangers of the spot.

He had told them: "This happens all the time, and one of these days someone is going to fall off."

Sister-in-law Jassu Minal Loomba said: "She was a good life partner for my brother and best mum for the kids.

"(The family) is still in shock and it's really hard to believe."

It took six hours to retrieve Rosy's body from the rugged terrain below the lookout point using a winch.

In 1999 a 59-year-old British tourist fell to her death at the same spot while on holiday with her husband and other relatives.

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