Melbourne mother identified after falling to her death at Grampians lookout


The Melbourne mother who plunged to her death in front of her family at a Grampians lookout has been identified.

Rosy Loomba, 38, is believed to have climbed over a barrier to get a better photo, prompting pleas for visitors to stop ignoring the warning signs.

She tragically fell 80m from the Boroka lookout to her death.

Loomba’s sister-in-law said she had come to Australia from India, the Herald Sun reported.

Tour guide Graham Wood was there moments before the tragedy happened.

Rosy Loomba.
Rosy Loomba. Credit: Herald Sun

“There was quite a number of people here, some even while we were here elected to climb out onto the ledge,” he said.

“I made comments to my customers that this happens all the time and one of these days someone’s gonna fall off.”

He said tourists ignore the warning signs.

Daredevils are often seen at the lookout, dicing with death on the clifftop.

Photos are shared online daily of lives being put at risk to get the perfect shot.

A view of the Grampians National Park, Halls Gap village and the surrounding landscape from Boroka Lookout viewing platform. File image.
A view of the Grampians National Park, Halls Gap village and the surrounding landscape from Boroka Lookout viewing platform. File image. Credit: (c) HADI ZAHER/Getty Images

The steep terrain made it a challenging recovery operation taking police and search crews almost six hours to retrieve the mother’s body.

Saturday’s tragic accident is a stark reminder to anyone who wants to do those extreme photos for social media, that it can kill you.

 






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