This is the first picture of a British tourist and her boyfriend, who died falling off a wall while ‘trying to take beach selfie’.
The pair plunged to their deaths in Portugal from a 30m-tall beach wall, it has been reported.
Louise Benson, 37, and her Australian boyfriend, Michael Kearns, 33, were named at the victims, Mirror Online reports.
The pair lived in Perth, Australia.
They were enjoying a five-month trip when they were discovered in the European country early yesterday morning (Tuesday).
A fisherman recovered their bodies at Pescadores (Fisherman’s) Beach in Ericeira at 6am.
Friend John Keogh paid tribute to Louise, who was a keen diver, on Facebook.
He wrote: “It can be such a cruel work we live in.
“RIP Louise Benson yet again another great soul took away (sic) from us far too early.
“My condolences to all the family and loved ones.”
Liz Catchpole wrote, “No words can describe what we have lost. Louise Benson you had a passion for life.
“I will never forget you rocking up to The Adventure Club to do your DMT.. A quite, not for long tho, Bristol girl who just loved life.
“Your smile’s infectious, your laugh amazing, your friendship invaluable … in shock and speechless, you will be missed and I will miss you so much.”
Mirror Online reported earlier how the captain of the port of Cascais, 30km west of Lisbon, told Corfina Media he believed the woman may have been trying to take photos when the incident occurred.
“We found a mobile phone [at the bottom of] on the sea wall which indicated they might have been taking a selfie when the phone fell – they leaned over to get it and fell,” he said.
Source : BirminghamMail