Tragedy In Chile, As Woman Falls Into Boiling Hot Spring While Taking A Photo

The incident happened at El Tatio geysers in the north of the country

Credit: Instagram

More tragic news involving travellers trying to take dramatic photos in exotic locations… this time coming from El Tatio geysers in northern Chile. A 68-year-old Belgian woman fell into one of the boiling-hot geysers, while trying to photograph it earlier in the week. She suffered life-threatening burns, while her husband was also scalded trying to rescue her. Our thoughts are with her and her family.

The incident isn’t part of the growing trend of extreme selfies, as she was taking a shot of the geyser itself, but it is still another example of the dangerous risks people take in questing the perfect photograph.

Credit: Instagram/MarniChaskiel

The El Tatio Geysers are a famous and beautiful spot so it’s not surprising that Instagram is full of selfies taken there, such as the shot above, which is not of the injured party. Just be careful out there.

H/T Stuff

You may also like…

This Time Lapse Footage Of The Massive Volcanic Eruption In Chile Is Strangely Captivating

12 Extreme Selfies That Will Put All Others To Shame

Granddad Builds His Grandchildren The Greatest Tree House Of All Time



Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.