British woman found dead on Portuguese beach after 'taking selfies' with Australian

A beach cleaner found their bodies on Tuesday morning at Pescadores beach in Ericeira 30km from Lisbon

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told the Associated Press that consular authorities were assisting the family of the Australian victim and coordinating with British authorities about the second person.

A couple who fell to their deaths from a cliff at a beach in Portugal are from Perth.

A beach cleaner found their bodies in the sand beside a mobile phone.

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"It is with a heavy heart I have to announce that Michael and Louise were taken from us in a tragic accident in Portugal", Ms Kearns wrote, alongside a photo of the couple.

Another newspaper, the Jornal de Notícias, said fishermen had discovered a "horror scene" when they came across the bodies about 6.30am.

Perth man Michael Kearns, 33, and his English girlfriend Louise Benson have been named by media as the couple who died after falling off a beach wall in Portugal. "Yet again another great soul took away from us far too early". "Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie", he stated.

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Benson worked at a nonprofit that raises awareness about the destruction of wildlife in oceans, according to her Facebook.

"We found a mobile phone [at the bottom of] on the sea wall which indicated they might have been taking a selfie when the phone fell - they leaned over to get it and fell", he said.

Ericeira, a popular surfing spot, is located about 30km northeast of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

The vacationing couple fell 30-metres to their death from this wall in Ericeira, Portugal.

News agencies in Portugal reported that one of the tourists was British while the other was Australian.

It is a popular hotpot, with countless tourists uploading their pictures of the enormous wall on Instagram.

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