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Couple falls off cliff after taking selfies; children witness deadly accident

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Aug 12, 2014

An unidentified Polish couple plummeted to their deaths Saturday after falling hundreds of feet off of a scenic rocky cliff while taking selfies on the edge in Cabo da Raca, Portugal. Their children -- ages five and six -- witnessed the horrifying accident.

"The parents apparently crossed a safety barrier in order to reach the cliff edge, but the police are still investigating their final moments," reports the UK's Daily Mail. The couple is said to have accidentally slipped.

Emergency services were alerted on Saturday evening by a passing Spanish couple, however, the bodies were not recovered until Sunday due to poor weather conditions.

The children are both currently under the care of Polish diplomats and are receiving psychiatric care.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.