Final photo of man on edge of Victoria Falls before plummeting to his death

A tourist was pictured seconds before he fell off the edge of a cliff to his death at Victoria Falls.

Roy George Tinashe Dikinyay, 40, reportedly slipped on the rocks and plummeted around 350 feet into the world's biggest waterfall, in front of his female friend on News Years Day.

Mr Dikinyay's body was tragically found three miles downstream in Zimbabwe after taking turns with his pal to take snaps of each other in the danger zone, local media reports.

Another tourist told Newsday: "We were alerted by the woman’s scream and she told us that he had slipped and fallen.

"Because of the showers and the mist, we could not trace him after that, and that’s when we went to alert the parks officials."

Rescue workers found the man's body 24 hours after he fell and disappeared into the mist at 2.30pm on Friday.

Zimbabwe National Parks spokesman Tinashe Farawo confirmed a search operation was launched immediately after the 40-year-old went missing.

Mr Farawo told Newsday: "The body was found, but we are failing to retrieve it.

"We are trying to devise methods of retrieving it. The place is slippery and there is water so we have enlisted the services of security services."

Current high water levels at Victoria Falls caused by heavy rain has made the surrounding rocks, including those Mr Dikinyay walked on, particularly slippery.

The 2km wide waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world, famous for the roaring sound of the water crashing down the cliff edge.

British explorer David Livingstone named the falls after the reigning Queen Victoria in 1855.

In Zimbabwe, however, it is called Mosi-oa-Tunya which translates as The Smoke That Thunders.

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