Disturbing last photo of tourist before horrific fall

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A harrowing image has captured a tourist’s last moments before he toppled off a cliff and vanished into the rapids below.

Roy George Tinashe Dikinyay, 40, was visiting the Victoria Falls Gorge in Zimbabwe with a female friend on New Year's Day when he fell into the water around 2.30pm, rescue workers said.

The picture of Roy walking along the edge of the 2km wide waterfall had been snapped just moments before he disappeared into the mist below.

His body was found 24 hours later 5 kilometres downstream.

Last photo of the tourist who fell into Victoria Falls. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
The picture of Roy walking along the edge of the 2km wide waterfall had been snapped just moments before he disappeared into the mist below. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Investigation into death launched ‘immediately

Zimbabwe National Parks spokesman Tinashe Farawo said an investigation had been launched immediately.

The Victoria Falls located on the Zambezi River in southern Africa is regarded as one of the world's largest waterfalls.

Water levels at the waterfall are currently at a very high level following heavy rains making the nearby rocks slippery and difficult to navigate.

The Victoria Falls was discovered by David Livingstone in 1855 and named in honour of Queen Victoria.

In the local language it is referred to as Mosi-oa-Tunya which means “the smoke that thunders”.

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