A Belgian woman, Zoe Snoeks, has fallen 100 feet to her death after posing for a selfie on the edge of a cliff during a road trip with her husband.
In the incident that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 2, the 33-year-old woman slipped off the cliff near Nadrin village in the province of Luxembourg and landed in the Ourthe River, Newsflash reported.
Her body was later recovered by a rescue team that included firefighters, scuba divers and members of the Groupe de Recherche et d’Intervention en Milieu Perilleux, or Perilous Environment Reconnaissance and Intervention Group.
The deceased’s husband of nine years, Joeri Janssen said they went to the scenic location on Sunday, October 31, in their camper van.
“Since the pandemic, it was our little thing to drive across Europe in our van and take beautiful photos,” he said.
According to him, they always travelled with their dogs Joy and Ivy and had planned to return to their home in Limburg on the day of the incident.
Speaking with Newsflash, he said, “We got up very early to take pictures of the Herou. There is almost always
mist there. It’s great for photos. We arrived before 9 a.m.”
He said his wife took pictures on the edge of the cliff when “she told me to look out for the dogs.”
He continued: “I turned to the dogs and told them to wait. When I turned back to Zoe, she was no longer there. She had just vanished. It must have happened in less than five seconds.
“I didn’t see or hear anything. No rustling, no screams or shouts. I looked up and saw only dust.
“I called her even though I knew it was hopeless. The chasm was several tens of meters deep.
“I immediately called the emergency services, but had almost no network. They didn’t understand me, even though I speak a little French.”
He said he then rushed to a nearby hotel to get help.
“The rescue team could not find Zoe immediately, they said in French. Then they told me that unfortunately Zoe was dead, also in French, but I immediately understood what they meant.
“Taking photos was her passion. I immediately unlocked her phone and saw that she had taken a photo on the cliff edge. Her very last selfie.
“Zoe is looking straight ahead. You can also see the mist and the river where they finally found her body.”