A coroner has found that more warning signs could have prevented the death of a woman at a popular viewpoint in western Victoria.
Rosy Loomba fell to her death in December 2020 while shooting a photograph with her husband at the Boroka Lookout in the Grampians.
According to Deputy State Coroner Jacqui Hawkins, the 38-year-old woman lost her balance and fell 30 metres while attempting to return to her children and friends from the “selfie rock” ledge.
Loomba’s death was caused by multiple traumas, including skull fractures and a dislocated spine.
Hawkins stated that it was common for people to scale the “quite easily scaled” wire barrier to snap photographs on the rock shelf, despite the fact that the vantage point was fenced off.
When Loomba died, there were thirty others waiting to get their photographs taken.
Hawkins suggested that Parks Victoria place additional notice in the area to alert people that there had been fatalities or significant injuries.
According to the coroner’s findings, Parks Victoria constructed new infrastructure and signage at Boroka Lookout this year.
Within three months, Parks Victoria will give the coroner with a full answer outlining how the recommendations will be implemented.