Tour guides pretend to fall off cliff tops

Last updated 08:23 27/06/2014

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Pictures have emerged of tour guides pretending to be falling from cliff tops in central Australia where a British woman recently fell to her death.

The tour guides are from the same company, The Rock Tour, that was leading the walk at Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory when the 23-year-old woman fell 30 metres and later died.

The pictures, posted on the company's and some of the guide's Facebook pages before the accident, show guides and customers posing on cliff edges, pretending to be falling from them or pushing others off them.

Former employees have also reportedly come forward, telling the Daily Mail, that guides encourage people to take photos on small ledges above huge drops.

The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is 6.4 kilometres and skirts the edge of the canyon, with the gorge walls as high as 150 metres at some points.

The woman who died fell while doing the walk on June 15. Emergency services found the woman and gave her first aid at the scene, but she passed away a short time later.

A spokeswoman for the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services said: "No further information will be provided as the matter now is before the Coroner."

A worker at The Rock Tour company said all media enquiries were being directed to police. 

The Rock's managing director, Rob Cowan, has also been contacted for comment.

The company, which is based in Alice Springs, has since removed the pictures from its Facebook page.

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