Travel Influencer Falls 100 Feet To Her Death After Posing For Selfie On Cliff Edge

A 33-year-old travel blogger from Belgium died after falling 100 feet to her death while posing for a selfie on the edge of a cliff. Zoe Snoeks was traveling with her husband through Luxembourg but fell from the precipice and landed in the Ourthe River below, Newsflash reported (via NY Post).

 

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  1. Rescuers discovered Znoeks’ body shortly after. A team of rescuers including firefighters, police, scuba divers, and members of the Groupe de Recherche et d’Intervention en Milieu Perilleux. Sadly, the fall was too great and she could not survive her injuries. It’s likely she died on impact.
  2. Snoeks’ husband, Joeri Janssen, thought they were going to have another adventure together. He told authorities that they headed to the beautiful area near the village of Nadrin on Sunday in their camper van. “Since the pandemic, it was our little thing to drive across Europe in our van and take beautiful photos,” he said. They were traveling with their two dogs and planned to return to their home in Limburg that day.
  3. The 4,600-foot-high rock face is beautiful but dangerous. “We got up very early to take pictures of the Herou,” Janssen explained. “There is almost always mist there. It’s great for photos. We arrived before 9 a.m.” There was no reason to believe that either of them were in any danger – they simply wanted to take some scenic photos.
  4. Janssen turned away to look for the dogs and his wife was gone. After Snoeks told her husband to “look out for the dogs,” Janssen looked away and when he looked back, Snoeks had vanished. “I turned to the dogs and told them to wait. When I turned back to Zoe, she was no longer there. She had just vanished. It must have happened in less than five seconds,” Janssen recalled. “I didn’t see or hear anything. No rustling, no screams or shouts. I looked up and saw only dust. I called her even though I knew it was hopeless. The chasm was several tens of meters deep.”
  5. He rushed to the hospital to get help since emergency services didn’t understand him on the phone. “The rescue team could not find Zoe immediately, they said in French. Then they told me that unfortunately Zoe was dead, also in French, but I immediately understood what they meant,” he said. “Taking photos was her passion. I immediately unlocked her phone and saw that she had taken a photo on the cliff edge. Her very last selfie. Zoe is looking straight ahead. You can also see the mist and the river where they finally found her body.”

It’s unknown whether authorities are still investigating the incident.

 

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Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.