18-Year-Old Dies Attempting Beach Birthday Selfie

Such fatal photographs are far too common.

A young girl drowned to death while taking a selfie on the famous beach. (Wikimedia Commons)

A young girl drowned to death while taking a selfie on this famous beach. (Wikimedia Commons)

Tragically, yet another person has died taking a selfie.

A young woman named Chezka Agas drowned to death Sunday while posing for a group selfie after a friend’s birthday celebration in the Philippines.

The 18-year-old civil engineering student was overtaken by a strong wave that struck the group as they posed in front of the famous Bangui windmills on a beach in Barangay Masikil, Inquirer.net reported.

Police rushed Ms. Agas to a nearby hospital, but she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

This horrific event follows similar occurrences dating back to August. In one event, a couple fell to their deaths while posing for a selfie on a cliff. In another,  a young man was shot to death while posing for a gun selfie.

With this many selfies gone wrong, a PSA regarding selfie safety may be in order.

18-Year-Old Dies Attempting Beach Birthday Selfie