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Sofia Cheung: Instagram influencer fell to her death while taking a waterfall selfie






Tributes are flowing for Sofia Cheung, an Instagram influencer known for her daring photos who died after she slipped and fell while posing for pictures at a waterfall.

Sofia Cheung, 32, slipped and plummeted off the Tsing Dai stream in Tuen Mun, near the district of Yuen Long, at around 5pm on Saturday.

Earlier that day, Sofia, who was an active social media user, had set off with three of her friends for a day trip to the scenic nature area of Ha Pak Lai.



The group later visited the scenic stream and Sofia was taking selfies when she lost her footing and fell over the steep drop, tumbling into the 16ft deep pool below.

Her friends called the emergency services and first responders rushed to the scene.

Sofia was taken to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan in Hong Kong. She was pronounced dead on her arrival.




The area of Ha Pak Lai, situated near Pineapple Mountain, is a popular spot for hikers, especially at sunset as it has picturesque views.

Sofia was well-known among her social media followers for her risky adventures, and she would often share pictures of herself hanging off cliff edges and scaling mountaintops overlooking steep drops.

She enjoyed spending time outdoors and her Instagram page, which had more than 6,000 followers at the time of her death, lists her main passions as hiking, kayaking, exploring, outdoor activities and photography.


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