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Texting Woman Walks Off Cliff

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Texting while driving? Dangerous. Texting while walking? Generally just a bit impolite if you’re in a crowded area.

At least, that’s normally the case. If you live near a cliff, it might not be a great idea.

Just ask Kodiak, AK resident Maria Pestrikoff, who was texting as she was walking. She was near the cliff because she’d finished her cigarette and was going to chuck her butt over the edge. Unfortunately, she got too close, distracted by her phone, slipped, and plunged 60 feet.

To make matters worse, she was unable to move and the tide was creeping up on her. Fortunately, somebody heard her cries for help and she was rescued in time. That said, somehow we suspect she’ll be quitting smoking, and also texting less often.

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