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‘Inseparable’ buddies, 18 and 19, die in 100ft waterfall plunge moments after posting pic from summit

‘Inseparable’ friends, 18 and 19, die in 100ft waterfall plunge moments after posting pic from summit


TWO teenage buddies plunged 100ft to their deaths simply moments after posting a snap from the highest waterfall.

Bruna Vellasquez, 18, and Monique Medeiros, 19, died after one in all them slipped and the opposite tried to assist.

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Monique Medeiros, 19, and Bruna Vellasquez, 18, fell from the highest of a waterfall in Salto Caveiras, Brazil[/caption]

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The buddies posted a snap to social media on high of the waterfall simply moments earlier than they fell[/caption]

The pair, described by buddies as “inseparable”, had gone for a stroll with buddies to the wonder spot in Brazil.

Police mentioned one of many ladies slipped close to the highest of the waterfall and the opposite misplaced her stability when she went to assist.

Tragically, each younger ladies had been killed after falling collectively in Salto Caveiras, Lages.

Bruna Vellasquez, 18, was pronounced lifeless on the scene earlier than rescuers arrived, whereas Monique Medeiros misplaced her combat for all times in hospital shortly after.

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Bruna Vellasquez, 18, was pronounced lifeless on the scene[/caption]

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A police chief confirmed Monique had “a extreme head harm” and wanted to be taken to hospital by helicopter[/caption]

A police chief confirmed Monique had “a extreme head harm” and wanted to be taken to hospital by helicopter.

The ladies had been buried yesterday afternoon of their native Lages within the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

In the present day, buddies and well-wishers paid tribute to the pair, mentioned to have posted footage from the scene of Sunday’s tragedy moments earlier than it occurred on social media.

One mentioned of Bruna, who was attributable to have a good time her 19th birthday on September 28: “So fairly and so younger.

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Bruna was attributable to have a good time her 19th birthday later this month [/caption]

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Monique Medeiros misplaced her combat for all times in hospital shortly after[/caption]

“Please God consolation the hearts of your loved ones.”

Dmitri Arruda, proprietor of a hamburger joint the place Monique used to work whereas she was finding out to be a nurse, instructed native media: “She started as a cashier earlier than starting to work with me in its administration.

“I fell in poor health and she or he helped me lots and mainly needed to run the enterprise alone.”

Mates described the pair as inseparable.

The waterfall – identified for its pure magnificence – may solely be reached by way of footpaths.

Emergency responders who helped within the rescue mentioned the spot the place the youngsters misplaced their lives was off-limits to guests, however locals typically headed to the realm.

A photograph displaying the victims en path to the waterfall by automobile, posted on social media, was printed by one native paper together with one other displaying two ladies sat on the high of a waterfall above a gaggle of individuals beneath them.


Simply final week, a vacationer plunged 50ft to his dying after slipping on rocks whereas taking a selfie at a waterfall in Thailand.

Soipov Abdullokh, 22, allegedly ignored warning indicators to keep away from taking selfies on the Ngao Waterfall Nationwide Park in Ranong.