Belthangady: This incident should prove to be yet another warning for all selfie lovers who place their lives at risk to click the image of their liking. A youth who plunged 150 feet from a rock while taking a selfie near a waterfall is now battling for his life in hospital.
The victim Satheesh of Neriya at Belthangady in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district bordering Kerala suffered serious injuries and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru. The incident that caused the youth to fall from the rock took place near the waterfall at Bidiruthala along the Charmadi Ghat stretch of the National Highway connecting Dakshina Kannada and Chikmagalur districts on Sunday.
He slipped while clicking a selfie and fell. Some people who had stopped their vehicles near the waterfall and were shooting the video of the scenery captured the images of the youth plunging down the rocks. This video has now gone viral on social media.
With the rains intensifying, small waterfalls have appeared at many spots beside the ghat road. However, without realizing the danger, many travellers attempt to click selfies near these waterfalls.