A BRITISH tourist is in ‘serious condition’ in hospital after falling down a cliff while taking a selfie.

The unnamed 38-year-old holidaymaker is believed to have fallen more than three metres near the Puig de Ros housing estate in Llucmajor.

He is believed to have posed on the edge of the precipice when the rock he was standing on gave way.

A witness saw the man fall and raised the alarm and while firefighters were able to successfully rescue the tourist and get him to Son Dureta Hospital, it is thought he has broken both arms and legs.

It is not the first time that a walker has got into trouble on the cliffs.

Just this January, a 62-year-old Spaniard fell over nine metres on a cliff edge in the same area.

Despite sustaining head injuries the man survived.

The danger posed by selfie-taking is a new phenomenon but a serious one.

The Russian government has even launched a campaign urging people to take safer selfies, reporting that dozens of its citizens had died in accidents while taking high-risk photos.

 

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