A 29-year-old man has fallen to his death after he lost his balance while trying to take a selfie on the edge of a ravine in Italy.
Andrea Cembali, 29, died while trying to take a selfie during a trek near the Corno alle Scale mountain in the Bologna region of Italy, yesterday (17th October).
Andrea was visiting the mountain with a friend and decided to take the Balzi dell’Ora trail which is classified as an ‘expert level route recommended only for experienced hikers due to its rocky and uneven terrain.
The two friends eventually went their separate ways on the route before meeting up further along the path at a height of 1,850 metres (6,069 feet).
Andrea tried to take a selfie once he reached the meeting point, but lost his balance and slipped down a steep ravine.
Andrea’s friend, who was not named, contacted the Alpine rescue services the moment he saw his friend fall.
The rescue team arrived shortly afterwards and found Andrea at the bottom of the ravine unconscious.
The team made its way down to the victim and performed first-aid including resuscitation methods.
An ambulance team later arrived at the scene and a doctor confirmed that Andrea had died.
The body was removed from the scene and transported to a nearby village.
Local media did not clarify if the police plan to investigate the incident.
The Balzi dell’Ora trail is a series of large boulders that make up a part of the ridge of the Corno alle Scale mountain 1,945 metres (6,381 feet) above sea level which is a part of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines National Park.