During a family hike, the victim, who was around sixty years old, fell into the void while attempting to take a photo from the top of the cliffs.
A hiker in her sixties died on Thursday after falling from the famous Etretat cliffs in Seine-Maritime while attempting to take a photo, according to gendarmes.
“The victim wanted to take a photo at the top of the cliff and stumbled into the void while holding out her phone,” a gendarme explained. “Her husband and two other couples accompanied her. “The group was out hiking,” the same source said.
Second fall since the beginning of the year
A 24-year-old woman died in January after falling from these cliffs while taking a photo. “She allegedly backed up by accident, either taking or being photographed,” the gendarmes said at the time.
In 2013, a hiker in her thirties committed suicide while photographing these cliffs after a fatal fall.