Selfie Gone Wrong: 23-Year Old US Tourist Falls Into Mount Vesuvius While Taking Selfie

Selfie Gone Wrong 23 Year Old US Tourist Falls Into Mount Vesuvius While Taking Selfie

Selfie-taking American tourist falls into the Mount Vesuvius volcano in Italy

While taking a selfie, an American tourist plunged into Mount Vesuvius’ crater, injuring himself. According to authorities, a 23-year-old and his family had made it to the top of the volcano. This volcano overlooks Naples, by taking a prohibited route.

How did it happen?

On the 1,281m (4,202ft) volcano that towers over Naples in southern Italy, a 23-year-old and his family made it to the top by avoiding a visitor turnstile and taking an out-of-bounds path.

According to local media, the man was taking a selfie when his phone slipped out of his hand and fell into the volcano’s mouth. He attempted to retrieve his phone by descending into the crater, but he lost his footing and fell several feet.

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Who Saw It First?

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The first people to arrive were the Vesuvius guides, who abseiled into the crater to rescue the man. Also, they dispatched a mountain rescue helicopter to assist in the rescue effort besides the presence of law enforcement officers on the scene. Medical personnel treated the man’s cuts and bruises on his arms and upper back.

Charges Against The boy And The Family

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They have charged the tourist and three of his family members with trespassing on public land after they reported them to the police. As a result, of their reckless behavior, the individuals in the group ended up on an extremely hazardous path.

How Dangerous Is Vesuvius ?

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Most people know about the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79 that buried Herculaneum and Pompeii in an enormous cloud of dust. It is unknown how many people it killed in that eruption. The causes of the eruption included rain of ash and rock, extreme heat, and the suffocating clouds of toxic gas.

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Other Dreadful Events At The Vesuvius

The man was fortunate to escape with only minor injuries after trespassing near an active volcano’s summit. Also, an 11-year-old boy and his parents fell into boiling mud near Vesuvius in Italy. All three of them died while trying to save him in 2017 at Solfatara Crater.

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