SAN FRANCISCO – She was a self-proclaimed "adrenaline junkie" and he took "wow-worthy pictures" of the couple posing at the…
SAN FRANCISCO – She was a self-proclaimed “adrenaline junkie” and he took “wow-worthy pictures” of the couple posing at the edge of rocks and jumping off planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers.
In a post on the Grand Canyon this spring, the 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy also warned wolves trying to speed up souls from dangerous heights: “Did you know that winds can be FATAL ???” The caption accompanies a photo of Moorthy sitting on the canyon’s northern rim.
The couple’s recent trip proved to be their last. Moorthy and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, who were Indian expats who lived in California, fell to their deaths in Yosemite National Park last week while taking a selfie, said Brother’s husband on Tuesday.
They set up their stands near a shelf at a scenic view of the California park, Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told the Associated Press. Visitors saw the camera next morning and warned park riders, who “used powerful binoculars to find them and used helicopters to lift the bodies,” he said.
Rangers found their bodies about 245 meters below Taft Point, where visitors can walk to the edge of a vertigo-inducing granite course offering spectacular views of the Yosemite Valley below.
Their exciting search social media limits the couple’s link to the growing problem of self-death. [1
9659002] A study published this month in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care said 259 people had died with selfies between October 2011 and November 2017.
The report, based on findings by researchers in India who crossed the world reported The main causes of self-death were killed, usually by people rinsing by waves or falling from a boat, followed by people killed while posing in front of a moving train, deaths involving falls from high places or taking pictures with dangerous animals.
More than 10 people have died in Yosemite this year, some from natural causes and others from falls, said park spokesman Scott Gediman.
Moorthy and Viswanath were born in India and had lived in the United States for a few years, most recently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cisco India said Viswanath was a software engineer at the company’s San Jose, California, headquartered in Silicon Valley.
They graduated 2010 from Engineering College, Chengannur, in the Alapuzha district of India’s Kerala state, one of their professors, Nisha Kuruvilla, told AP. She said that Moorthy and Viswanath were both good students who were happy to travel and had married at a Hindu temple in Kerala, southern India four years ago.
Moorthy described her and her husband as “obsessed with travel” on her blog, “Holidays & Fortunately Ever Afters”, which was taken down Tuesday. It was filled with pictures of the couple in front of snowy peaks and on romantic trips across Europe, where they took selfies from a gondola in Venice, at the leaning tower of Pisa and at the Vatican.
Moorthy wanted to work full time as a travel blogger, said her brother in law. She described herself as a “strange free spirit” and “a nice adrenaline cinderella – mountain climbers and parachute jokes do not scare me,” said Viswanath.
She stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon with a Wonder Woman suit, “Many of us including yours are really a fan of violent attempts to stand at the edge of rocks and skyscrapers. But did you know that the windswould be FATAL ?? “Is our life just worth a photo?”
Her husband’s Facebook cover photo shows the couple smiling, with arms around each other standing at a Grand Canyon precipitation. “Life on the edge,” he wrote.
In a post from July 2017, the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary in Santa Barbara, California. Moorthy uploaded a video on Instagram that shows her in a T-shirt saying “Gimme Danger” and blinks her thumb as she jumps off the plane.
“I think I can fly. I think I can move skyyy,” she wrote in the mail. “Aaaand touches the sky as I did from an effin” 18000 feet thanks to the unconditional love of my life, Vishnu, who literally took this year’s anniversary a surprise “higher” than last year’s hot air ballooning adventure, giving this adrenaline junkie with one of the highest tandem skydives in the world! “
She also blogs about depression. In a post from April, Moorthy told readers that he went silently and” disappears for more than a year. “
” I’m afraid that social media receives between the fighting the depression of the depression and blustering in the moving madness. a rear seat ?? “she wrote.
The couple’s pictures showed that they liked to pose in scenic spots at sunset, which was the last time they were seen alive.
Another couple hiked to Taft Point’s pictures of Moorthy earlier on to her case says she appears in the background to two of their selfies.
Sean Matteson said that Moorthy stood out from the crowd and enjoyed the sunset at the overlook because her hair was dyed light pink. He said that she made him a little nervous because she was near the edge.
“She was very close to the edge, but it looked as if she liked herself,” Matteson said in Oakland, California. “She gave me the wills, there are no rails, I would not come near the edge, but she seemed comfortable. She did not seem like she was in need or anything. “
Trip Advisory Site MyYosemitePark.com published a photo of Taft Point to illustrate its” bad self-catering “list, warning tourists:” Do not put on a huge granite drop-off “It added:” It would only take a loose stone or bad foot to the plum. “
Yosemite spokesman Jamie Richards said officials investigated the death, which may take several days.
In India, after a rash of selfie – related deaths, the Ministry of Tourism in April asked civil servants to protect tourists by installing signs in areas where accidents had occurred, declaring them “non-selfie zones.”