Deadly selfie: Couple plunges to death while taking photo at cliff edge

The view from the cliffs of Cabo da Roca, Cape Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, north west of Lisbon, Portugal. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

CABO DA RACA, Portugal (ABC News) -- A Polish couple was killed after they tried to take a selfie on a cliff in Portugal and fell hundreds of feet, Polish Radio reported.

The couple fell from the rocky edge of a cliff in Cabo da Raca over the weekend. They would have had to cross a safety barrier in order to reach the cliff edge, the Polish Radio reported.

Their young children, ages 5 and 6, were with them and witnessed the accident. They are currently under psychiatric care, according to Polish Radio.

A Spanish couple that was also at the location called emergency crews and rescuers tried to recover the bodies using a helicopter, but had to give up because of the rising tide. The bodies were recovered on Monday, according to Polish Radio.