Tourist plunges to his death while taking a selfie on Indonesian holiday island

The 43-year-old fell to his death in front of his partner.

WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: A holidaymaker has plunged 45 metres to his death after slipping as he took a selfie on a spectacular cliff near the paradise island of Bali.

Victim Abhishek Bhatia, 43, had been with a tour guide on a trip to the visitor hotspot Broken Bay, on Nusa Penida Island, when he fell on Saturday, March 4.

Guide Komang Sana told local police he had tried to catch Mr Bhatia by his leg, but he was too heavy to hold onto.

Gruesome snaps of the scene show the Indian national face down in the sea at the foot of the cliff.

Rescuers repel down cliff to retrieve the body of a tourist who fell while taking a selfie.
A tourist died after falling when taking a selfie at Broken Beach in Nusa Penida, Indonesia, Source: Polsek Nusa Penida/Newsflash/Australscope

Nusa Penida Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator Cakra Negara said the tourist "slipped and fell over the cliff".

He was with his partner, 47-year-old Eny Kusrini, at the time of the fall, police said in a statement.

"After carrying out the tour of the eastern region and having lunch, the victim continued the tour of the western region, namely Klingking Beach and continued with the Broken Beach tourist attraction," the statement read.

"The victim arrived at the Broken Beach tourist attraction at 16.30pm, then the victim took a position on the edge of the cliff to take a photo with his back to the Broken Beach photo object.

"Then suddenly Komang Sana saw the victim lean and fall, but Komang Sana was able to hold the victim's leg.

"But because of the victim's body weight, Komang Sana could not hold it and it immediately fell to the bottom of the cliff.

"The victim was successfully evacuated at 19.40pm dead and then the victim's body was taken to Gema Santi Hospital, Nusa Penida."

Broken Bay – with its naturally formed rock arches surrounding a pool of sea – is one of the most photographed places around Bali.

- Newsflash/Australscope

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