Chilling selfie vid of tourist plunging to his death as his zipline snaps – moments after he smiles and screams in joy

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A TOURIST filmed himself plummeting to his death after the zipline he was on snapped.

Haunting footage shows Sergio Murilo de Lima Santana, 39, smiling and screaming in joy moments before the horror fall in Brazil.

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Sergio Murilo Lima de Santana filmed himself on the zipline before it broke[/caption]

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The zipline collapsed while the 39-year-old was on it[/caption]

Sergio, from Para State, was on holiday with his partner when he plunged to his death while riding a zipline in Canoa Quebrada on 10 October.

Footage has now emerged showing Sergio filming himself excitedly riding the zipline above the sand dunes.

He can be seen looking at the camera and beaming while riding down.

Sergio then starts whooping loudly before suddenly plummeting as his spinning phone films the dunes far below before the footage goes black.

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A clip filmed by his partner reportedly shows the moment the pylon topples over, sending Sergio falling to the ground.

Moments before filming his fall, he recorded another tourist whizzing along the zipline.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and Sergio was dashed to hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Brazilian authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.


The incident was the fifth to have occurred at tourist hotspots in Ceará State.

A day after Sergio’s death, the Aracati City Hall banned all zipline rides in the municipality.

Local authorities also vowed to carry out rigorous checks on similar tourist attractions in the region.

The investigation into Sergio’s death is ongoing.

Tributes have been paid to Sergio following his death.

One pal said: “Another friend gone. A fatality. May God welcome you with open arms.”

In August, footage revealed the horror moment a woman plunged to her death from a zipline platform in China.

The woman had been taking photos from a landing platform at a scenic spot when the tragedy occurred.

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And, just months earlier, a nurse died when she slipped through a hole in a rickety zipline platform in Brazil.

Witnesses said the woman climbed to the top of the platform without any protection, and, moments before she was offered a safety harness, she fell to her death.

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Investigator measuring the collapsed beam[/caption]

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Moments before he fell he captured another tourist riding the same line[/caption]

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