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21-year-old college student dies by falling off cliff and into ocean while taking a selfie

By Mason White 2:16 PM May 25, 2015
Mohamed Aslam Bin Shahul 

By: Wayne Morin
A college student died as he was trying to take the perfect selfie on the edge of a mountain overlooking the ocean, police in Indonesia said.

Bali Police said that 21-year-old Mohamed Aslam Bin Shahul of Singapore, died after falling off a cliff and into the ocean while trying to take a selfie on the Nusa Lembongan Island.

According to the police investigation, Shahul, a college student, fell from a height of six feet while vacationing with eight friends on Thursday afternoon.

His friends told investigators that Shahul was suddenly hit by a tall wave that knocked him off his feet and into the ocean while he was taking a photograph.

He could not swim.

Shahul’s body was found 15 feet below the water surface. He was taken to a nearby medical clinic, where he was declared dead.