Stop tak­ing stupid self­ies, Croa­tia tells its tourists

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

There seems to be no respite from the selfie men­ace the world over. Croa­tia’s moun­tain res­cue ser­vice has urged tourists to stop putting them­selves in dan­ger tak­ing “stupid and dan­ger­ous self­ies”, after a Cana­dian man was al­most killed fall­ing down a 75-me­tre cliff.

“Dear tourists, we re­spect you. It’s time for you to start re­spect­ing your­self. So, stop mak­ing stupid and dan­ger­ous self­ies. Thank you,” the ser­vice said on Twit­ter. The ap­peal came after the young Cana­dian plunged off a 75-me­tre (250-foot) viewpoint in the Pl­itvice Lakes Na­tional Park while try­ing to take the per­fect selfie.

The 20-year-old mirac­u­lously sur­vived, as tree branches broke his fall, but he sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries, the po­lice said.

Last year a 54-year-old Slo­vak tourist was killed when she fell from a rock in the same na­tional park, also while try­ing to take a photo.

Tourism is a key sec­tor of Croa­tia’s econ­omy, and last year the coun­try of 4.2 mil­lion peo­ple wel­comed more than 14 mil­lion vis­i­tors, with most head­ing to its pris­tine Adri­atic coast. Closer home, selfie-ad­dic­tion is caus­ing a shock­ing num­ber of deaths, lead­ing to peo­ple ask­ing for selfie free zones.

The Pl­itvice Lakes Na­tional Park is a draw for tourists

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