Girl, 12, Dies After Climbing Onto Ledge To Take “Extreme Selfie” 17 Floors Up

A girl fell to her death after climbing over a ledge on the 17th floor of a block of flats to take an ‘extreme selfie’.1dljThe 12-year-old – known only as Oksana B – sent the photograph to her best friend moments before she died.  According to reports, her pal noticed the picture had been taken in a particularly dangerous spot and tried to call Oksana. When she could not reach her, she sent the picture to Oksana’s mother.

But her friend had already fallen and her body was found by passers-by who raised the alarm. Police believe Oksana lost her balance while sitting on the handrail of the balcony and fell. The tragedy happened in the city of Perm, central Russia, about 900 miles east of Moscow.

Moments before her death, Oksana had written a note to her friend – who has not been named – on the Russian social networking site Vkontakte, telling her how great she was and how special their friendship was.

Wanting to send her pal a picture, she told her mother she was going for a walk and went up to the top floor of her block of flats where she took the selfie standing over the railing of the rooftop balcony, it was reported. Police are investigating the death.