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Man records friend falling to his death off cliff on his 39th birthday while trying to take perfect selfie

By Tanya Clark 12:40 PM January 10, 2018
Halil Dag falling to his death at the Urfa Castle

A man in Turkey who wanted to celebrate his birthday at a castle fell to his death while trying to take the perfect selfie.

39-year-old Halil Dag, who was a father of 8 children, lost his life by falling more than 100 feet from the edge of a cliff onto the rocks below.

The incident unfolded on Monday while Dag and his friends went to visit historical sites in Balikligol.

While Dag was at the Urfa Castle, which lies at the top of a mountain, his friends took video of him jumping from some rocks.

Dag wanted his friends to capture a photo, showing him suspended mid-air at the castle.

When he landed on the ground, he lost his balance and rolled over the edge of the cliff.

He fell 120 feet and died as a result of severe trauma.

Dag was rushed to the Balikligol State Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Dag’s friends released the video of the incident.

It was uploaded to YouTube, where it went viral.

A security camera from a nearby business showed Dag falling from the mountain and landing on rocks.