Woman walks off pier while glued to phone
December 19, 2013 | 25 comments
Mobiles take up a lot of attention these days. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A young woman in Australia was so engrossed with Facebook on her phone that she walked off a pier.
Those who spend a great deal of time browsing the web or sending messages on their mobiles may find themselves losing track of the outside world once in a while, but in an incident in Australia this week one tourist succeeded in taking this to a whole new level.
The woman had been walking along St Kilda's pier in Melbourne when, utterly engrossed with her mobile, she failed to see the edge and simply walked straight off the pier and in to the sea below.
By the time rescue services managed to retrieve her the woman had been in the water for close to 20 minutes. When she was pulled out rescuers found that she was still clutching her phone.
"She had a mobile phone in one of her hands and when we brought her onboard one of the first things she did was apologise and say sorry," said Senior Constable Dean Kelly.
She was later taken to hospital for a check-up but seemed to be no worse for wear despite her ordeal.
Source: Sky News
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