Walking and social media is no LOLing matter, Victoria police
A tourist is lucky to be alive after she fell into
Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay while browsing on Facebook,
The woman was walking along St Kilda pier engrossed in social
media, when she walked off the pier into the icy waters of
the bay about 11.30pm yesterday.
A quick thinking witness raised the alarm and police rushed
to the scene.
Police on land were able to point out the position of the
distressed woman, floundering in the water, to water police
units who rescued her about 20 metres from the pier.
It is believed the woman did not know how to swim. She was
taken to hospital for treatment.
There will be no need for a lost property report as the woman
kept hold of her mobile phone throughout the entire ordeal.