Woman Walks Off Pier Because She Was Checking Facebook

A "female tourist" has been rescued by police in Melbourne, Australia after walking off a pier. It wasn't a suicide attempt. She was just too busy looking at Facebook on her phone.

Victoria Police say the woman - who couldn't swim - walked off the famous St. Kilda pier at 11:30pm last night after becoming "engrossed in social media".

She was rescued 20m out to sea. With the phone still in her hand.

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