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|Celebrities / Two Young Ladies Die After Falling 100ft From Waterfall While Taking Selfies by MissyLacey(f): 4:24pm On Sep 16|
Two girls who were “inseparable” friends both died after they fell 100 feet from the top of a waterfall while taking selfies.
Bruna Vellasquez, 18, and Monique Medeiros, 19, fell to their deaths from a waterfall, just moments after taking a photo together while sitting on the edge.
The waterfall, located in Salto Caverias, Brazil, is off-limits to visitors and can only be reached on foot, the Sun reports.
The teens, who were described as “inseparable” friends, ignored the posted warnings and were seen taking selfies at the top of the waterfall.
According to local police, Bruna Vellasquez was photographing herself near the cliff’s edge, when she slipped on the wet rocks.
The 18-year-old girl, panicking as she slid toward the edge, grabbed at her friend and caused the other teen to lose her balance.
The teenage pals slid off the cliff together, clutching at each other and squealing as they fell from the top of the waterfall.
Tragically, both girls died after plunging more than 100 feet to the rocky ground.
Bruna Vellasquez, who was just two weeks away from celebrating her 19th birthday, was killed on impact.
The teenager suffered “catastrophic injuries” after her vital organs were ejected from her body, and she was declared dead at the scene.
Monique Medeiros was still alive when medics arrived, suffering from "a severe head injury."
The surviving teen, who had been pulled from the cliff by her terrified friend, landed on the other girl’s body, cushioning her fall.
The 19-year-old was airlifted from the waterfall by helicopter on a stretcher, but despite the aid, she died before reaching the hospital.
A captain with the military police told the press that the girl died of a traumatic brain injury.
“Due to the difficulty of reaching the body, it was essential to use the helicopter,” the captain explained. “Unfortunately, it was not possible to save her life.”
Authorities collected the body of Bruna Vellasquez the next day, but because of the dangerous terrain, the 18-year-old’s remains were only partially recovered.
A photo showing the two girls sitting at the top of the waterfall, posted on social media moments before they fell, was published by a local paper.
According to local police, tourists are forbidden from accessing the waterfall spot where the teenagers died.
Pictured below: Monique Medeiros, 19, and Bruna Vellasquez, 18, died after falling from a waterfall.
|Celebrities / Re: .. by MissyLacey(f): 8:32am On Aug 06|
It's scary... u never know when your time is up!
At least her death was quick.
|Celebrities / .. by MissyLacey(f): 3:37pm On Jun 29|
|Celebrities / Re: .. by MissyLacey(f): 9:44am On Jun 01|
Surely, there can be no excuse for those guys abusing this girl as they did.
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|Celebrities / Re: . by MissyLacey(f): 8:29am On May 19|
humilitypays:This is the truth! It's a pity that her body was so overgrown before she had sense to know what to do with it. See how she fell while trying to take photos of herself for the gram!
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|Celebrities / Re: . by MissyLacey(f): 5:17pm On May 16|
RIP to the poor thing
These western girls grow up early, she looked older than 15.
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