Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier

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December 18, 2013 4:11:18 AM PST
A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after accidentally falling off a pier and into the water.

She had been browsing her Facebook and wasn't paying attention.

Police say the woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne Monday night when she plummeted off the pier into the chilly water.

Police tell Australian Broadcasting Corp. that when they got to the scene, the woman was floating on her back and said she couldn't swim, but still had her cell phone in her hand.

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