On Monday night, a Taiwanese tourist walked off St. Kilda’s Pier in Melbourne, Australia, because she was more concerned with checking Facebook than she was with making sure she didn’t end up in the chilly waters below.
Fortunately, a witness saw her fall into the icy Port Phillip Bay and called the police.
The woman floated on her back in the ocean — she later told police that she couldn’t swim — while she waited for water police units to come rescue her by speedboat.
Her explanation for the awkward fall:
“I was checking my Facebook page on the phone and I’ve fallen in.”
And, yes, she managed to hold onto her phone the entire time.
The tourist was taken to the hospital for examination but managed to escape her plunge into the ocean without any injuries.
Moral of this story: Don’t walk and check Facebook.
“With Facebook, or social media in general as far as we’re concerned, if you’re anywhere near the water just pay attention,” senior Constable Dean Kelly of the state water police told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “Especially if you can’t swim.”