Man poses for photo with girlfriend moments before plunging 650ft to his death

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A man tragically fell 650 feet to his death moments after posing for a photo with his girlfriend.

As reported by The New York Post, 30-year-old Andrea Mazzetto from Italy - a building contractor by profession - had been enjoying an afternoon stroll in his hometown of Rotzo, Vicenza, last weekend when he reportedly lost his footing and fell off a precipice.

At the time of the fatal fall, he had been trying to retrieve a dropped cellphone.

The final picture of him alive was taken with his girlfriend Sara Bragante as they climbed the Altar Knotto rock. The grieving woman later took to her Instagram stories to share the image with the caption (translated from Italian): “Our cursed last photo together. You will always be with me, my little bear.”

The image in question shows Mazzetto - who is dressed in a white Calvin Klein t-shirt - taking a selfie with Bragante, who is seen donning a light pink t-shirt and navy green shorts.

A rescue team sent out by helicopter had managed to find him after his fall but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Initially, it was reported that Mazzetto had been trying to retrieve Bragante's phone, however, local authorities later confirmed it was actually Mazzetto's phone that fell. He will reportedly be buried on Wednesday.

Last week, it was reported that a retired journalist had fallen more than 70 feet to his death while on vacation in Milwaukee.

Richard Dujardin, 77, from Rhode Island, was walking on the Kilbourn Avenue Bridge with his wife on Monday (August 15) when the bridge began to rise up.

According to a report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office obtained by People, Richard was walking with his wife Rosemarie when the ground beneath them began to move.

Although Rosemarie managed to make it across the bridge in time, Richard was still only halfway across when the drawbridge began rising up.

The report described how the panicking man "grabbed onto the side rail" as the bridge opened. He hung off the rail for 1-2 minutes, but "ultimately lost his grip" - and fell over 70 feet to the ground.

Featured image credit: Cavan Images / Alamy

Man poses for photo with girlfriend moments before plunging 650ft to his death

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By VT

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A man tragically fell 650 feet to his death moments after posing for a photo with his girlfriend.

As reported by The New York Post, 30-year-old Andrea Mazzetto from Italy - a building contractor by profession - had been enjoying an afternoon stroll in his hometown of Rotzo, Vicenza, last weekend when he reportedly lost his footing and fell off a precipice.

At the time of the fatal fall, he had been trying to retrieve a dropped cellphone.

The final picture of him alive was taken with his girlfriend Sara Bragante as they climbed the Altar Knotto rock. The grieving woman later took to her Instagram stories to share the image with the caption (translated from Italian): “Our cursed last photo together. You will always be with me, my little bear.”

The image in question shows Mazzetto - who is dressed in a white Calvin Klein t-shirt - taking a selfie with Bragante, who is seen donning a light pink t-shirt and navy green shorts.

A rescue team sent out by helicopter had managed to find him after his fall but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Initially, it was reported that Mazzetto had been trying to retrieve Bragante's phone, however, local authorities later confirmed it was actually Mazzetto's phone that fell. He will reportedly be buried on Wednesday.

Last week, it was reported that a retired journalist had fallen more than 70 feet to his death while on vacation in Milwaukee.

Richard Dujardin, 77, from Rhode Island, was walking on the Kilbourn Avenue Bridge with his wife on Monday (August 15) when the bridge began to rise up.

According to a report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office obtained by People, Richard was walking with his wife Rosemarie when the ground beneath them began to move.

Although Rosemarie managed to make it across the bridge in time, Richard was still only halfway across when the drawbridge began rising up.

The report described how the panicking man "grabbed onto the side rail" as the bridge opened. He hung off the rail for 1-2 minutes, but "ultimately lost his grip" - and fell over 70 feet to the ground.

Featured image credit: Cavan Images / Alamy