Woman Walks Off Pier While Checking Facebook
A woman walking on a pier in Australia wasn’t paying attention where she was going:
A Taiwanese tourist had to be rescued after accidentally walking off a pier in the Australian city of Melbourne while checking her Facebook page.
The woman tumbled from St Kilda’s pier into Port Phillip Bay late on Monday night.
Police were alerted to the incident by a witness and rescued her in a speedboat after about 20 minutes.
The woman, who apologised, was taken to hospital for observation but police said she was fine.
Senior Constable Dean Kelly of the water police said officers found her floating metres from the pier.
“She was still out in the water laying on her back in a floating position because she told us later that she couldn’t swim,” the Australian Broadcasting Corporation quoted him as saying.
“She still had her mobile phone in her hand and initially she apologised… she said ‘I was checking my Facebook page on the phone and I’ve fallen in’.”
On a happy note, she managed to hold on to her phone while in the water.