British woman falls to her death 'taking selfie' in Portugal

Blanche Robertson
June 14, 2018

Their bodies were found by a beach cleaner on Tuesday morning and a cell phone was found at the top of the wall.

The couple left Australia in January this year to go travelling and were in Portugal to attend a friend's wedding.

"Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were trying to take a selfie", said Ruis Pereira da Terra, the head of the rescue service in Cascais port near Lisbon.

Louise Benson was a British national.

Mr Kearns was a FIFO worker on Chevron's Wheatstone project in the Pilbara, and they were both keen divers, particularly Ms Benson.

"We found a mobile phone [at the bottom of] on the sea wall which indicated they might have been taking a selfie when the phone fell - they leaned over to get it and fell", he said.

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The hospital said that it would not release any more details on the passing of Bueno out of respect for her family. Bueno died at Sao Paulo hospital on Tuesday, but news of her death was not confirmed until Friday night.

A couple fell to their deaths in a coastal town in Portugal after allegedly losing their balance when taking a selfie.

Mr Kearns' parents were notified of their son's death about 1am and were later visited by WA Police.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are in touch with local authorities following the death of a British woman in Portugal and are providing support to her family".

The mother of a Perth man who died with his English girlfriend when they fell from a beach cliff in Portugal has told friends of the "tragic accident" which claimed the couple's lives. According to AFP it's not the first time tourists have fallen from the wall situated near the Praira dos Pescadores beach.

"The department has been in contact with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the other person who died in the incident".

Ericeira is a fishing town that's popular with surfers and tourists alike.

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