British tourist and boyfriend who fell off 90ft wall taking selfie

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                    Pescadores beach in Ericeira Portugal

The couple's bodies were taken to a medical centre while authorities contacted the Australian and British embassies in Lisbon.

The pair fell from more than 30 metres on to the Pescadores beach in the picturesque resort of Ericeira, 35km north east of Lisbon, according to local media.

A couple said to be from Australia and the United Kingdom were presumably taking a picture on a 30-meter-high wall overlooking a picturesque beach when they allegedly lost their balance and fell off a cliff in Portugal.

Fishermen in the area thought the pair was simply sleeping on the beach but discovered a "horror scene" when they approached, describing the couple's bodies as "shattered" to local paper Journal de Noticias.

Michael Kearns, 33, was holidaying with his partner Louise Benson, 37, before the pair were found dead on a popular surfing beach in Portugal.

He reportedly said to the Lusa news agency that "since we found a mobile phone on the wall, everything suggests the victims might have been taking a selfie".

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While investigations continue, Corfina Media reported police have ruled out murder as a possible cause of death.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are in touch with local authorities following the death of a British woman in Portugal and stand ready to provide support to her family".

"The Department has been in contact with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the other person who died in the incident", a spokesman said.

Australia's foreign affairs department said they were assisting the family of its citizen.

Praia dos Pescadores, or Fishermans Beach, is surrounded by cliffs and a 40-metre high wall. Picture: SuppliedThe large stone wall sits 30m above the popular surf beach.

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