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Selfie tourist dies in Peru waterfall

Peruvian police in the Amazon jungle have recovered the body of a South Korean tourist, days after he plunged to his death from one of the world’s highest waterfalls while taking a photo of himself, police said Monday.

The man, 28-year-old Kim Jongyeob, slipped and fell 500 meters at the Gocta waterfall in northeastern Peru last Wednesday, a local police official said.

“The tourist was found dead, submerged seven meters deep in the lake where into which the Gocta waterfall runs,” the official, who asked not to be named, said by telephone.

“He wanted to take a self-portrait at the waterfall but while he was looking for a good place to take it, he fell.” Divers and mountain rescue teams were called in to recover the man’s body. (AFP)

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