A 29-year-old has died after falling down a ravine as he tried to take a selfie in Italy.

Andrea Cembali plunged to his death during a trek near the Corno alle Scale mountain in Bologna on Sunday.

He and a friend were visiting the mountain and decided to take the Balzi dell'Ora trail which is classified as an "expert level route recommended only for experienced hikers due to its rocky and uneven terrain."

The two friends eventually went their separate ways on the route before meeting up further along the path at a height of 1,850 metres (6,069 feet).

Andrea tried to take a selfie once he reached his friend, but lost his balance and slipped down a steep ravine.

Andrea slipped down the ravine after trying to take a picture (

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He and a friend were visiting the mountain and decided to take the Balzi dell'Ora trail which is classified as an "expert level route" (

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The friend, who was not named, contacted the Alpine rescue services the moment he saw his friend fall.

Emergency services raced to the bottom where they found Andrea unconscious.

Despite their attempts to resuscitate Andrea, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was removed from the scene and transported to a nearby village.

Local media did not clarify if the police plan to investigate the incident.

The Balzi dell'Ora trail is a series of large boulders that make up a part of the ridge of the Corno alle Scale mountain 1,945 metres (6,381 feet) above sea level which is a part of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines National Park.

The friend, who was not named, contacted the Alpine rescue services the moment he saw his friend fall (

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Local media did not clarify if the police plan to investigate the incident (

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It comes a week after a young woman died after plunging 164ft while taking a selfie on a cliff near the bridge that featured in the opening sequence to the James Bond film 'Skyfall'.

Hatice Nur Karabulut, 21, was taking a picture with her cousin Mazlum Sozeri, 26, at the Varda Viaduct, Adana, Turkey, last Monday when disaster struck.

Shortly after 5.30pm Hatice is said to have lost her balance, and Mazlum desperately tried to grab a hold of her.

But the pair fell down the cliff together, with Hatice suffering catastrophic injuries.

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Emergency service teams were called to the scene by witnesses, and workers used a crane to winch the cousins from the spot where they had fallen.

Hatice was pronounced dead at the scene, and her body was taken for a post-mortem in the city of Adana while her cousin was taken to a hospital in the provincial capital by ambulance.

Hatice had only recently started a job as a chef in a local restaurant and she had taken her cousin, who was visiting from Spain where he lives, to see the local tourist attraction.

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