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Old 26 December 2015, 01:37 PM
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Cell Phone Man, Distracted by Electronic Device, Falls to Death at Sunset Cliffs: Lifeguards

A man distracted by his electronic device fell 60 feet to his death at San Diego's Sunset Cliffs on Christmas Day, San Diego Lifeguards confirmed to NBC 7 San Diego.

"Witnesses stated seeing someone distracted by an electronic device and he just fell over the edge," said San Diego Lifeguard Bill Bender. "(He) wasn't watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands."

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca...363534491.html
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Old 27 December 2015, 05:46 AM
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Pay attention to where the *bleep* you are. Merry Christmas.
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At least he was not driving a vehicle.
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Old 28 December 2015, 12:41 PM
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At least he was not driving a vehicle.
"Recalculating.... turn right now."

There was an ad on TV a while back that had that as it's punchline, with a shot of the car veering off the road, and, I think, off a cliff. (no, it wasn't this Allstate ad)
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Old 28 December 2015, 01:38 PM
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At least he was not driving a vehicle.
and did not somehow take someone else with him*

*of course, too often volunteer or professional rescuers can get hurt in the rescue process, so it is generally good to dissuade people from doing really stupid things even when they are not 'taking someone with them' as they might with, say, driving while distracted.
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Old 29 December 2015, 02:03 PM
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Ambulance Emergency room visits from distracted walking skyrocket

An estimated ten percent of pedestrian injuries that land people in emergency rooms are due to distracted walking, a recent study found. That's thousands of people injured -- sometimes killed. In San Diego, investigators believe Joshua Burwell may have been trying to take a picture of the sunset when he took a fatal fall some 40 feet off Sunset Cliffs. "He wasn't watching where he was walking and looking more down at the device," said San Diego Lifeguard Sgt. Bill Bender. It's a tragic example of a growing problem -- people distracted by their phones or other devices. One mall security camera captured a woman focused on her phone walk straight into a fountain. Another video shows a man talking on his phone walk right off the train platform.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dangers-...afety-council/
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