Hiker dead taking selfie in one Arizona mountain


A hiker in Arizona, Richard Jacobson, 21 old, was found dead after he fell 700 feet near Flatiron Peak at the Lost Dutchman State Park, in the Superstition Mountains, east of Phoenix. He slipped while attempting to take a photo near the trail’s edge. The body of Richard Jacobson, 21, was recovered after a hiking companion called 911. “Mr. Jacobson went to go take a photograph with himself and the city skyline in the background, and he lost his footing, and he slipped, and he fell,” Sergeant Doug Peoble with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue told media.


Jacobson had a positive attitude and a good sense of humour, his best friend Andrew Thomas said. „I guess he did die doing what he loved to do, just in a tragic way,” he also declared. Authorities used a helicopter to airlift Jacobson’s distraught friend from the mountain . „No signs of drug use whatsoever. It was just a very tragic accident,” police said. No further details have been released. Taking selfies many accidents occur. From statistics data we know 259 people died taking selfies from 2011-2017, as an example. “Selfies are themselves not harmful, but the human behavior that accompanies selfies is dangerous. Individuals need to be educated regarding certain risky behaviors and risky places where selfies should not be taken,” reads a 2018 study.