A tourist from Taiwan had to be rescued after falling off a pier in Melbourne, Australia because she was checking her Facebook page. The woman, who couldn’t swim, was taken to hospital for a check-up but was unhurt. Incredibly, she didn’t even lose her phone: she kept hold of it throughout the ordeal. According to research, accidents like these are on the rise. The age group most at risk for cell-phone related injuries while walking is adults under 30. Other incidents include walking in front of moving traffic and falling off bridges. The senior police Constable in Melbourne warned people to pay more attention when using social media around water.
Do you ever check Facebook while walking?
Read by Tina (Australian accent).
Study the wordsRescued– saved Pier– wooden structure leading to the sea, where boats are secured. Check-up– medical examination Unhurt– not injured Kept hold– did not drop Ordeal– bad experience On the rise– increasing At risk– in danger
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