Man ‘Texting While Walking’ Strolls Off Cliff & Plummets to His Death on Christmas Day

Man ‘Texting While Walking’ Strolls Off Cliff & Plummets to His Death on Christmas Day

This is just tragic. A man in his 30’s was walking near the Sunset Cliffs in San Diego. He was probably texting while walking and didn’t watch where he was going. He strolled right off the cliff and fell 60 feet to his death. They still haven’t found the phone he was using at the time. Three people, including a teenager, risked their lives and used a rope to rappel down the cliff to give the man CPR. But it was too late. What a horrible thing to happen on Christmas day. It’s such a beautiful spot for such an awful event. This happened at 4:50 pm yesterday, so it wasn’t dark yet. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. As of last night, medics were still trying to get his body up the side of the cliff.

Bill Bender with San Diego Lifeguards told NBC San Diego : 'Witnesses stated seeing someone distracted by an electronic device and he just fell over the edge.'

Bill Bender with San Diego Lifeguards told NBC San Diego: ‘Witnesses stated seeing someone distracted by an electronic device and he just fell over the edge.’

From the Daily Mail:

A man fell off a cliff to his death on Christmas day while apparently distracted by his cell phone.

Bill Bender with San Diego Lifeguards at Sunset Cliffs told NBC San Diego: ‘Witnesses stated seeing someone distracted by an electronic device and he just fell over the edge.

‘(He) wasn’t watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands.’

He was declared dead at the scene, the television station reported.

I can’t believe someone would be bone headed enough to text on a phone and not watch where they were walking while on a cliff. This is a Darwin moment. You shouldn’t text while walking or driving… it is an excellent way to get dead and fast. The man was probably dead before he ever knew what was going on. In today’s crazy world it is more important than ever to be aware of your surroundings and to make sure you don’t get totally sucked into electronic devices. Criminals love those who are distracted this way and mother nature is very unforgiving to those that are foolish enough to stay engrossed in texting, games, videos, the Internet and selfies regardless of what is going on around them. This man died a needless death because of carelessness. It won’t be the last, but it should be a warning.

The victim was in his thirties and plummeted 60 feet, according to local media.

The victim was in his thirties and plummeted 60 feet, according to local media.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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