Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier: Cops


spaminator
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Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier: Cops
QMI Agency
First posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 09:32 AM EST | Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 09:59 AM EST
A tourist who walked off an Australian pier was distracted by her Facebook feed, police say.
The woman, who was reported to be from Taiwan, fell off a pier in Melbourne around 11:30 p.m. Monday after police said she took "one step too many."
A witness called police and officers on the water were able to rescue the woman about 20 metres from the pier.
The woman didn't know how to swim. She was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police noted there was no need for a lost property report because the tourist "kept hold of her mobile phone throughout the entire ordeal."
Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier: Cops | Weird | News | Toronto Sun
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier: Cops
QMI Agency
First posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 09:32 AM EST | Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 09:59 AM EST
A tourist who walked off an Australian pier was distracted by her Facebook feed, police say.
The woman, who was reported to be from Taiwan, fell off a pier in Melbourne around 11:30 p.m. Monday after police said she took "one step too many."
A witness called police and officers on the water were able to rescue the woman about 20 metres from the pier.
The woman didn't know how to swim. She was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police noted there was no need for a lost property report because the tourist "kept hold of her mobile phone throughout the entire ordeal."
Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier: Cops | Weird | News | Toronto Sun

Here's a thought. Perhaps you could swim better if you kept things out of your hands!
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv View Post

Here's a thought. Perhaps you could swim better if you kept things out of your hands!

Watching where you're walking would also be a handy skill to learn.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Watching where you're walking would also be a handy skill to learn.

Cellphones should have a warning label on them. "Caution! Objects to fall into/over are more noticable if you actually pay attention to your surroundings. So, pay attention dummy!"
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv View Post

Cellphones should have a warning label on them. "Caution! Objects to fall into/over are more noticable if you actually pay attention to your surroundings. So, pay attention dummy!"

Exactly..

 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Exactly..

The fine is just pouring salt on a wound.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

The fine is just pouring salt on a wound.

Maybe they need to have a bucket of salt that will fall over when the fence is touched. Then it would really be complete.
 
Sal
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gosh didn't anyone have a phone handy to record the fall?

such a missed opportunity
 
taxslave
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SHe should at least get honourable mention for next year's Darwin awards.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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This is just stupid why was she paying attention to whe...............................

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Thump!
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

gosh didn't anyone have a phone handy to record the fall?

such a missed opportunity

There was. She just didn't want her phone to get wet.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv View Post

There was. She just didn't want her phone to get wet.

It's disturbing the she was swept out so far so fast. She is actually lucky for someone who can't swim.
 
petros
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Pier 1?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Pier 1?

lol if so, I hope they got some good deals....