Body of Amazon jungle selfie-taker found

Body of Amazon jungle selfie-taker found

The body of a South Korean tourist has been recovered from under a waterfall in the Amazon jungle, days after he fell in while taking a photo of himself,

Kim Jongyeob,slipped and fell 1,600 feet under the waterfall in northeastern Peru last Wednesday, a local police official said.

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

“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 28-year-old man’s body.

A German tourist fell 650 feet to his death last week while posing for a photograph on a mountainside at Machu Picchu in Peru.


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