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Paraglider Drops Brand New iPhone From 5,000ft While Taking Selfie

Paraglider Drops Brand New iPhone From 5,000ft While Taking Selfie

A paraglider dropped her new iPhone 5,000ft while attempting to take a selfie. You can watch the video below:

The American was paragliding over Lake Annecy in the French Alps when she held aloft her new iPhone 11 Pro with a selfie stick, keen to capture a few snaps from the stunning vantage point.

Unfortunately for her, she subsequently dropped the stick while attempting to switch hands, losing her phone and the memories stored therein.

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Thankfully her paragliding companion was filming too, so at least she'll always be able to look back on the moment she lost her phone - which they were unsurprisingly unable to locate from the lake below.

I don't want to add insult to injury, but it does almost seem like she chucks it down there. Very buttery fingers indeed. Whatever the case, the iPhone is now a goodbye phone.

The iPhone plummeted into the lake below, never to be seen again. Credit: ViralHog
The iPhone plummeted into the lake below, never to be seen again. Credit: ViralHog

If it's any consolation to the bungling paraglider, she is far from the first to suffer a selfie-based mishap.

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A common occupational hazard of the selfie is not clocking what's in the background of said selfie before uploading the snap to social media.

In May, a woman shared a selfie on Instagram without realising her boyfriend was wiping his arse behind her.

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Shannon Butt, from Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, was snapping some selfies in her boyfriend Henry's bathroom, not really paying attention as he joined her. She didn't really pay attention when subsequently uploading one of the pictures on Instagram either - only realising the error of her ways more than half an hour later.

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Similarly, an Instagram blogger got caught out in January when she uploaded a selfie not noticing a pair of penguins bonking behind her.

Steph Elswood - who has 243,000 followers - was hoping to capture a picture of herself with two penguins at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Cape Town, and in this respect, she was successful.

However, it was only later that she realised the pair were playing a game of pile up as she took the selfie.

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So remember folks, always check your blind-spot when taking a selfie. And don't let go of your selfie stick when you're 5,000ft above a lake.

Featured Image Credit: ViralHog

Topics: Viral, phone, Community

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