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Bali tourist plunges to death while filming sunset with girlfriend

The 22-year-old man was pronounced dead by police at the scene.

A 22-year-old tourist has died after falling off a 15-metre cliff in Bali while admiring the romantic sunset with his girlfriend on Tuesday evening.

Maximilian Alexandei Tenzer from Germany visited the popular lookout at Pura Luhur Srijong Beach with his 21-year-old partner Selina, and was filming the sun disappearing below the horizon when he slipped and tumbled down a ravine at Hindu temple Pura Luhur Srijong, local media reports.

The Bali temple and steep cliff with the beach below. A rescuer discovering Maximillian's body at the bottom of the cliff in brush
Maximilian Alexandei Tenzer was visiting the popular Bali temple at Pura Luhur Srijong Beach when he fell 15 metres to his death. Source: Google Images/Potsar Bhuana Bali Rescue

Tabanan Police spokesman Gusti Made Berata said the German traveller was distracted by his mobile phone and accidentally wandered too close to the cliff’s edge.

Bali tourist wasn't paying attention

“Because the victim was not careful and didn’t pay attention to his steps, the victim didn’t realise he was on the edge of a cliff and fell down,” he explained, according to TribunJateng.

A distraught Selina shouted for help and contacted the taxi driver who had dropped them off before begging nearby residents for help. Police soon arrived in the area but could immediately tell the 22-year-old had succumbed to his severe injuries.

Bali rescuers at the sence placing the tourist's body in a bag on the beach. Source: Tabanan Police/Detiknews
Bali rescuers at the sence placing the tourist's body in a bag on the beach. Source: Tabanan Police/Detiknews

Footage posted on Facebook by Potsar Bhuana Bali Rescue show members walking through brush at the bottom of the cliff and locating Tezner’s body.

“After being checked, the victim was no longer conscious, his head was bleeding, his ears were bleeding, and he was dead,” Berata said, the publication reports.

Perth tourist collapses in Kuta

The young man’s tragic death comes just over a month after a Perth man mysteriously collapsed outside his Kuta hotel. Artemiy Stakhanov, known as Toma, was holidaying on the Indonesian island with a friend before continuing his travels solo, but days before he was due to fly home he suddenly fell unconscious.

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