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Perth man killed in Portugal 'selfie' fall identified

Steven Clarke | 14 June, 2018, 14:56

Both Australia and the U.K.'s foreign affairs departments said they were coordinating with each other and assisting the families of the vicitms.

They were on a five-month holiday which had recently included attending a friend's wedding.

Local media reported a beach cleaner found the couple at the bottom of the high embankment and that a mobile phone found nearby indicated they might have been taking photographs before they fell.

The couple who died in a cliff fall in Portugal have been identified as Michael Kearns and Louise Benson. Local media in Portugal reported the deadly incident happened on the Praia dos Pescadores, or Fisherman's Beach, after the pair went beyond a protection wall to take a selfie.

The Perth-based couple died after falling from the cliff top at Pescadores Beach in Ericeira, Portugal.

"Will be greatly missed by all of us who love them."

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"Since we found a mobile phone on the wall, everything suggests the victims might have been taking a selfie when they allowed the phone to fall, leaned over to grab it and fell", a rescue service chief said.

Benson worked at a nonprofit that raises awareness about the destruction of wildlife in oceans, according to her Facebook.

Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office added: "We are in touch with local authorities following the death of a British woman in Portugal and are providing support to her family".

Ericeira, a popular surfing spot, is located about 30km northeast of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

The couple's bodies were taken to a medical centre while authorities contacted the Australian and British embassies in Lisbon.

It is a popular hotpot, with countless tourists uploading their pictures of the enormous wall on Instagram.

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