Woman falls to her death taking selfie on cliff's edge

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A Belgian woman whose Instagram is filled with cliffside photos has died after falling 30 metres off a rock face while she was posing for a selfie.

According to the public prosecutor’s office in Luxembourg Province, Zoe Snoeks, 33, slipped off a steep cliff in Nadrin in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium, falling into the Ourthe River on Tuesday.

Ms Snoeks was on a trip with her husband and their two dogs at the time.

Photo of a woman wearing a grey long sleeve shirt and blue jeans holding her arms out in front of a scenic lookout.
Zoe Snoeks tragically fell to her death while taking a selfie. Pictured is a photo from a separate location. Source: Instagram

'Vanished' from cliff face

The woman's grieving husband Joeri Janssen told Newsflash they had left for a trip on Sunday in their campervan.

“Since the pandemic, it was our little thing to drive across Europe in our van and take beautiful photos," he said.

Image of a black campervan with table and chairs set up on the front of it.
Zoe Snoeks was travelling with her husband Joeri Janssen in their camper van when the tragedy took place. Source: Instagram

According to Mr Janssen, his wife was standing near the cliff edge when she asked him to make sure the dogs were safe. When he turned around from doing so, she had "vanished."

" It must have happened in less than five seconds," he said.

"I didn't see or hear anything. No rustling, no screams or shouts. I looked up and saw only dust.

"I called her, even though I knew it was hopeless. The chasm was several tens of metres deep."

Taking photos was her 'passion'

Mr Janssen said he immediately called emergency services, who at first couldn't find her.

Ms Snoeks' body was later recovered in the river by a team of emergency crews, including police, firefighters, scuba divers.

The grieving man said taking photos was his wife's "passion", saying he unlocked her phone after her death to find the last photo she took, which was a selfie on the cliff edge.

“Zoe is looking straight ahead. You can also see the mist and the river where they finally found her body,” he added.

It's unknown if police are continuing to investigate her death.

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