I lived in Arizona for a few years , very close to the Grand Canyon. Every time I visited it was almost a guarantee that somebody was getting as close as possible to the edge so they could take that perfect selfie.
On average, two to three deaths per year are from falls over the rim. About 12 deaths happen each year at the Grand Canyon from natural causes, medical problems, suicide, heat, drowning, and traffic crashes.
Even if your not on the "edge" of a cliff , if you start to slip , the gathering momentum can take a person hundreds, if not thousands of feet down the canyon in a matter of seconds. Trust me, the odds of survival are not good if you start to fall.
A young man was visiting Yosemite National park last week and a horrible experience that cost his life.
According to the victims mother, the young man lost his balance while trying to take a photo of himself at the edge of Nevada Fall, when he fell 820 feet to his death she told The Times of Israel. Frankfurter was on a two-month trip to the United States prior to joining Israel's army, his mother told Israel's Channel 10 news.
Let this be a lesson to learn for all the idiots out there who are obsessing about posting their pics on social media wondering how many likes they would get !