Woman Walks Off Pier Because She Was Checking Facebook

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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.

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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.

Image: Serguei Levykin

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prof-bananasgoldsteinberg
Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

Maybe I'm just being a jackass, but I still find it unbelievably weird when I hear about people who can't swim. It just seems like a thing you'd at least end up learning how to do by accident at some point. And it's not even hard to do. Shit, even babies can do it.