Teen falls 9 floors to his death while posing for selfie

A 17-year-old Russian schoolboy, known on Instagram as drewsssik, has died after falling nine floors from a rooftop as he tried to take a selfie for his Instagram page in September 2015.

The boy, Andrey R, had previously taken a number of similarly daring pictures of him and his friends posing on high rooftops in the city of Vologda, 450km north of Moscow in the province of Vologda Oblast.

Reportedly, Andrey had planned to use a rope to take a picture that made it look like he was falling from the roof, but as he went over the edge the rope snapped and he fell nine stories. He was rushed to a local hospital but died two hours later.

Friends of the youth had warned him about taking risks when attempting to take selfies, including several where he dangled from buildings or stood on girders far above the street.

The final Instagram picture showed the two piles of rope and harness he was apparently attempting to use when he fell to his death. The Instagram page has since been closed.

Source: ibtimes

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