A RECKLESS tourist was caught posing for a video on the edge of a cliff nearly 3,000ft above the ground – leaving social media users terrified.

The unnamed woman was filmed waving at the camera while sitting on Pedra da Gávea in Rio De Janerio, Brazil.

 A woman was slammed for risking her life while posing inches from a cliff edge

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A woman was slammed for risking her life while posing inches from a cliff edge

In the video, the woman slides down the rock face just inches from a sheer drop before throwing her hands in the air.

The person filming then pans out to show the city beneath which, while a beautiful view, is thousands of feet below the cliff edge.

The video, published yesterday, has had more than 114,000 likes although not many people thought it was a good idea.

People on social media said they were left terrified after watching the video, with Twitter user Sarah said: “I got anxiety just watching this.”

 The woman moved just inches from the edge before posing for the camera

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The woman moved just inches from the edge before posing for the camera

Another woman added: “My stomach went into my throat for a minute.”

Leslie asked: “How does she get back up without sliding? OMG, it’s so funny how a video can completely freak you out. My pulse was racing like I was on the rock. “

Another person agreed, commenting: “Makes me sick feeling just to watch this.”

Anita also said: “To risk her life just for a photo/video? She either has a strong death wish or she’s crazy.”

Sadly it isn’t the first time tourists have been spotted putting their lives at risk at the same spot.

The cliff is popular with travellers wanting to get a picture of themselves on the edge overlooking the city.

Thousands of images on Instagram show others posing on the edge of the rock.

Rich on Twitter shared an image stating: “It’s an attraction for visiting hipsters and thrill seekers. An all-too-common sight.”

Between 2011 and 2017, 259 people died across the world while trying to take selfies.

Tourists have been slammed for posing on the cliffs near Seven Sisters, risking their lives by standing on the edge.

In 2017, a 23-year-old student died after she fell from the cliff after losing her footing.

Other tourists have posted their own death-defying selfies, despite the risk to their lives, for likes on social media.

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