​Sylwia Rajchel Selfie: Polish Student Takes Selfie Photo Before Tumbling To Death

Triana Bridge

Sylwia Rajchel’s selfie caused her to fall 15 feet to the concrete from the Triana Bridge in the southern Spanish city of Seville.

The Polish medical student on holiday in Spain, according to News Max. She had been trying to take a photo of herself when she slipped and fell, crashing onto the concrete footings of the bridge. Police said the 23-year-old was from the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. She studied nursing at the University of Medicine in Posada, a village in southern Poland.

Rajchel’s mother Bernadeta, 44, said, going to Spain was a dream come true for her daughter.

“She had taught herself the language and was hoping to work there in the future after finishing her studies … She was a beautiful, smiling girl who had her whole life ahead of her … It’s hard to believe what’s happened, that I will never see Sylvia again. That I won’t hug her and will never be able to tell her how much I love her and how proud I was of her. It breaks my heart, I feel this is nightmare that is not happening.”

Sylwia Rajchel’s selfie caused her to lose her balance on the ledge of the bridge when the accident happened just after midnight. A city spokesman said it was “a tragic accident.”

“We are looking to make that stretch of boulevard along the river safer.”

Paramedics said that they had managed to revive her at the scene despite the fact that she had gone into cardiac arrest, and she was then rushed to the Hospital of Traumatology in the southern Spanish city of Seville, according to The Inquisitr. That’s where her condition was described as “very grave.” Polish media, however, has since reported that she has died, and her father is already in the country to collect the body.

The Triana Bridge is a popular site for tourists alongside the Guadalquivir River. Like other neighborhoods that were historically separated from the southern Spanish city of Seville, it was known as an arrabal. Triana is located on an almost-island between two branches of the Guadalquivir, narrowly linked to the mainland in the north.

Legend holds that the Triana Bridge was founded as a Roman colony by the emperor Trajan, who was born in the nearby city of Italica; the name “Triana” supposedly derived from the original denomination of Trajana.

The name may be a combination of the Latin tri, meaning “three”, and the Celtiberian ana, meaning “river”, since the Guadalquivir river split into three branches nearby. Another hypothesis suggests that the derivation of “Triana” is from the Latin expression Trans amnem, meaning “those beyond the river”.

A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. They are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. They are usually flattering and made to appear casual.

Most self photos are taken with a camera held at arm’s length or pointed at a mirror, rather than by using a self-timer.

Robert Cornelius, an American pioneer in photography, produced a daguerreotype of himself in 1839 which is also one of the first photographs of a person. Because the process was slow, Cornelius was able to run into the shot for a minute or more, and then replace the lens cap. He recorded on the back “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”

The term “selfie” was discussed by photographer Jim Krause in 2005, although photos anticipating some of the formal aspects of the picture can be seen in the self-taken photographs that were particularly common on MySpace.

Unfortunately, Sylwia Rajchel’s selfie isn’t the only incident that caused someone to die while taking a photo. This horrific news follows several other recent deaths caused by taking pictures. One is about a Ione couple who fell to their deaths.

The couple and their children had been visiting cliffs at Cabo da Roca when the tragic incident occurred. They fell from the cliff top into the Atlantic Ocean, where rescue workers were eventually able to retrieve their bodies. The couple’s children are now reportedly in the care of Polish diplomats, and have visited with psychologists.

Another picture taking death involved a gun. A man in Mexico died after the gun he was taking a picture with discharged and mortally wounded him. Local media in Mexico City identified the victim as 21-year-old Oscar Otero Aguilar.

He was a fan of taking elaborate pictures, if his Facebook page was any indication. He’s seen posing in front of fancy cars, expensive motorcycles, and pretty woman.

According to the police the young man was “waving it around” while trying to take the picture. A neighbor nearby the scene recounted the scary scene soon after:

“I heard a gunshot, and then I heard somebody screaming and realized somebody had been hurt. I called the police and when they arrived they found that he was still alive.”

Sylwia Rajchel’s selfie occurred from a bridge, another incident happened during a birthday party. A young woman named Chezka Agas drowned to death Sunday while posing for a group photo after a friend’s birthday celebration in the Philippines.

The 18-year-old civil engineering student was overtaken by a strong wave that struck the group as they posed in front of the famous Bangui windmills on a beach in Barangay Masikil.

Police rushed Agas to a nearby hospital, but she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Sylwia Rajchel’s selfie joins a growing number of people who died taking a picture. They were all students, except for the couple, and were focused so much on the camera that they forgot their whereabouts. The two people who fell off the cliff lost their balance, similar to Rajchel.

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