Woman walks off pier while checking her FB status

SOME people take their Facebook updates far too seriously.

Victoria Police took to social media this week to warn of the dangers of FB after a female tourist almost drowned.

The Taiwanese woman apparently took one step too many while browsing Facebook walking along St Kilda pier in Port Philip Bay.

She walked straight into the icy waters about 11.30pm on Monday night.

A quick thinking witness raised the alarm and police rushed to the scene.

Uniform members from St Kilda were able to point out the position of the distressed woman, floundering in the water, to water police units who rescued her about 20 metres from the pier.

It is believed the woman did not know how to swim.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment.

There will be no need for a lost property report as the woman kept hold of her mobile phone throughout the entire ordeal!

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