A group of tourists are all wet after their gondola capsized in a Venice canal...due to selfies.
The gondola was passing under a bridge as tourists took selfies and shifted around the boat. The gondolier told the five passengers to sit still, but they continued to stand for the perfect picture, causing the gondola to flip.
In a video posted on social media, the tourists can be seen clinging to the side of the boat and struggling to pull themselves out of the water. The gondolier dove in to help the passengers reach safety.
Fortunately, no one was reported injured.
A group of hapless tourists in Venice ended up falling into a canal after ignoring a gondolier’s instructions not to move around in their quest for taking selfies. The gondolier had told them not to stand up or move about as he poled the boat beneath a low bridge along the Rio de la Verona canal. But the six Asian tourists ignored his warnings, with several of them shifting to one side of the boat, causing it to capsize. They all tumbled into the water. Video footage shows the shocked tourists clinging to the upturned hull of the gondola, flailing around in the freezing cold, murky water and trying to save their mobile phones. The gondolier was also tipped into the water and did his best to haul the tourists to safety. No one was injured in the incident. The tourists were given help and a warm place to recover at the nearby La Fenice opera house.