Couple plunges to their deaths while their children watch after taking selfie at edge of cliff (video)By Mason White 11:10 AM August 12, 2014
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(Scroll down for video) A couple died while on vacation after taking a selfie at the edge of a cliff, police in Portugal said.
The couple of Poland, was taking photos on the edge of the cliff moments before falling hundreds of meters while their young children watched.
The couple was found dead at the bottom of the cliff located in Cabo da Roca. According to a witness at the scene, the parents gave one of their children a camera to take pictures.
The children, ages 5 and 6, were handed over to Polish diplomats and will undergo psychiatric treatment. Police said that the parents may have crossed a safety barrier in order to reach the edge of the cliff.
The incident happened on Saturday, but the rising tide of the water below, prevented emergency crews from recovering the bodies until Sunday.
The edge of the cliff is a popular place for tourists looking to photograph themselves on the edge of Europe.