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Selfie gone wrong: Police rescue Barcelona teenager stuck on rooftop ledge

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Selfie gone wrong: Police rescue Barcelona teenager stuck on rooftop ledge
The girl thought it would be fun to pose for a snap hanging off a building girder. Photo: Guárdia Urbana BCN
11:51 CET+01:00
A 14-year-old girl had to be rescued from an eighth floor ledge in the Eixample district of Barcelona where she had climbed out to pose for a photograph.

The girl, whose identity has not been released, climbed over the safety wall on top of the apartment building to hang from a girder during a photo shoot with a friend.

But after attempting the dangerous pose, she was unable to climb back onto the roof.

Her friend alerted police and officers from the Urban police together with those from the Catalan regional force, los Mossos d'Esquadra, came to the rescue.

Police said they found her frozen by vertigo on the narrow ledge suffering a panic attack and tweeted a photograph of the foolhardy teenager and the moment she was rescued.

She was lifted to safety and returned shame-faced to her parents.

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