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Student dies after falling from cliff while taking a selfie

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A student has died after falling from cliffs in Ireland.

The young man, in his 20s, fell from the landmark Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare on Friday afternoon.

Gardai are treating the incident as a tragic accident following reports the man was taking a selfie and slipped.

The cliffs are one of Irelands most popular visitor attractions.

The Cliffs of Moher seen at the south west coast in County Clare, Ireland, 05 June 2017. The cliffs rise above Atlantic Ocean and stretch eight kilometres along the coast.? NO WIRE SERVICE ? Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB

The young man, in his 20s, fell from the landmark Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare on Friday afternoon (Picture: PA)

The man who died was a foreign national who was living and studying in Dublin.

A Garda spokesman said: The alarm was raised shortly after 3pm when a man was seen falling from the cliff edge.

The mans body was later recovered by an Irish Coastguard crew based at Doolin. His remains were taken to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination.

A file on the incident will be prepared for the local coroner.

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