LAST_UPDATEThu, 19 Jul 2018 11pm

[Video] Turkish Man Falls To Death From Cliff While Taking 'Fun' Birthday Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: A 39-year-old Turkish man, who jumped in the air to pose for a birthday photo on top of the historic Urfa Castle in southern Turkey, lost his footing when he landed and plunged 150 feet to his death this week.

The unfortunate incident, captured on video, shows the man leaping off a rock to get a "jump shot" photo. As he lands on the ground, he stumbles sideways and rolls off the cliff edge.

The footage shows the man, identified as Halil Dag, stumbling, then falling head-over-heels toward the edge of a cliff while scrambling to grab on to something.

His horrified friends, who were taking the video, trying to capture his jump shot, try to rush over to grab Halil, but they fail to reach him in time.

A nearby CCTV camera which captured Halil's fall to his death shows him bouncing off the sheer cliff in an avalanche of crumbling rocks and smashing into the ground near a Kurdish restaurant.

He was rushed to hospital where he died shortly after.

He leaves behind eight children.

His body was handed over to his grief-stricken family, before being interred at the local Abdurrahman Dede Cemetery, according to The Asian Age. NST