Hiker falls nearly 700 feet to his death attempting a selfie in Arizona

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Hiker falls nearly 700 feet to his death attempting a selfie in Arizona

Authorities said Wednesday that a hiker camping on a ridge in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenixdied after slipping and falling hundreds of feet while snapping a selfie.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Jacobson, 21, was found dead after a hiking companion dialed 911 at around 12:45 a.m. on Monday.

Sergeant Doug Peoble with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue told CBS affiliate KPHO-TV that “Mr. Jacobson went to go take a photograph with himself and the city skyline in the background, and he lost his footing, and he slipped, and he fell.”

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According to reports, Jacobson’s body was recovered using an Arizona Department of Public Safetyhelicopter.

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