Tourist Dies In Machu Picchu Taking Photo
Friday, 01 July 2016 - 10:50
The body of a German tourist has been recovered from a ravine after he fell while visiting the ancient site of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes.
Oliver Park, 51, ignored safety signs and warnings from wardens and went into a restricted area close to the edge of a cliff on Wednesday, officials say.
They say he tried to pose for a photograph of himself leaping as if in flight but lost his footing.
Rescuers found the body on Thursday and took it to a local police station.
Police said his body would be taken to a morgue in the city of Cusco, foreign media reports.
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