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Woman accidentally walks off pier while checking Facebook on her phone

The tourist in Melbourne held on to her phone even while she was being rescued from the water.

A WOMAN STROLLED off the edge of a pier because she was too busy checking Facebook on her phone.

The tourist was engrossed in social media on her smartphone while ambling down St Kilda Pier in Melbourne, Australia when she walked off the structure and into the sea.

St Kilda Pier, off which the woman strolled. Source: melalouise

She was “lucky to be alive” after falling into the cold water, according to a police report.

Officers said she was still holding her phone as she was rescued from the sea about 20m from the pier. Leading Senior Constable Dean Kelly told ABC

She was still out in the water laying on her back in a floating position because she told us later that she couldn’t swim. She still had her mobile phone in her hand and initially she apologised and said sorry.

Facebook DANGER Source: Johan Larsson

While the woman was still in the water, he added:

She said I was checking my Facebook page on the phone and I’ve fallen in.

Police said there “will be no need for a lost property report” because she held on to her phone throughout.

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