If you noticed that your friends' Facebook status on Monday night was something along the lines of: "Just getting my stroll on along this pier in Melbourne and probs later I'll flkdjclzicpdofeaslkcd," then your pal might have been the woman who fell into Port Phillip Bay because she was so into checking Facebook on her phone. Unfriend her.
Australian police were called to rescue a tourist after she accidently walked off St. Kilda's pier and fell into Port Phillip Bay because she was too busy looking at her phone to watch where she was going. She literally took a long walk off a short pier. She's basically the real life Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation when he live-tweeted getting into a car accident.
She was rescued, taken to a hospital for observation and then released.
"She was still out in the water laying on her back in a floating position because she told us later that she couldn't swim," Senior Constable Dean Kelly told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "She still had her mobile phone in her hand and initially she apologized. She said 'I was checking my Facebook page on the phone and I've fallen in.'"
That's right, she still had her phone after falling into the pier. Victoria police said in a statement that the woman "kept hold of her mobile phone throughout the entire ordeal" so there was no need for a lost property report.
The tourist was reportedly in the water for a good 20 minutes before she was pulled out, so who else thinks she went ahead and updated her Facebook status while waiting to be rescued?
"Whoops, fell into the pier. LOL I don't know how to swim…FAIL."
"Just floating on my back. Gonna Instagram the crap out of the sky because it's soooo gorg."
"Hearing a boat coming my way. Time for a rescue…fingers crossed one of the policemen will be hot. I'm on vacation and I need to get sdlkcjsdlcil"
"A buoy hit me in the head, guys. But I'm good. Best trip ever!"
Remember kids, when it comes to social media, keep your head up and try to use proper grammar.