“We’ve always feared that this could happen,” Kjell Helle Olsen, a former leader of the local hiking association, Stavanger Turistforening, told Norway's NRK channel. “It’s tragic, but this is something we figured could happen.”
The Spanish man is the first tourist to ever fall from the rock, which hangs 600 metres above the Lysefjord near Stavanger, despite 200,000 visitors coming to admire the view every year.
According to Strandbuen, a local paper, the man returned to take a few last photographs as his tour group was leaving the site. Moments later, his companions heard a scream, and he was gone. His body was found in the fjord below on Wednesday afternoon.