Police in a California county have a warning for camera-toting thrill seekers: “You can lose your life and none of that is worth a selfie!
The message was posted on the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page after a woman fell 60 feet off the Foresthill Bridge on Tuesday.
The 730-foot-tall bridge is the highest in California and one of the highest in the United States.
The Sheriff’s Office said the unidentified woman from Sacramento and a group of friends were walking on the bridge’s girders when she “attempted to take a selfie and fell, landing on a trail below.”
The woman had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. She was reportedly a knocked unconscious and suffered a deep gash to her arm and fractured bones that will require surgery.
The bridge’s off-limits underbelly seems to be a popular, but dangerous spot for social media posting.
Police have started patrolling the area after a series of pictures and videos of people dangling from walkways under the bridge. They say anyone found on any closed portion of the bridge would be arrested.