A BRITISH model is being mourned by her friends and family after falling to her death from a popular selfie spot in Australia on Sunday morning.
Madalyn Davis, 21, fell from a 30-metre-high cliff in Diamond Bay Reserve in Sydney at around 6:30am, according to police, she had been at a party in Vaucluse on Saturday night, before she and seven friends decided to head to the cliffs in the early hours on Sunday. It is thought that they had climbed over a fence to sit on the edge of a cliff to watch the sunrise.
NSW Police said that emergency services, including Pol Air and the Marine Area Command, were called at 6.30am.
Madalyn’s body was found in the water four hours after the police were called.
The British backpacker had arrived in Australia from Lincoln late last year, having previously visited the likes of Thailand on her travels. Her death is not the first to have happened on the cliffs, which are a hotspot for tourists looking to take Instagram photos.
Last August, a 27-year-old fell to her death, with witnesses at the time telling police that she may have been taking photos. On Sunday afternoon, Madalyn’s mother, Rebecca Smith, had desperately tried to get ahold of her daughter, posting online: “Anyone seen Maddie? Not been able to get hold of her please get in touch if you were out with her last night.
By Monday morning, however, the parents had confirmed Madalyn – who was described as a “free spirit” and “beautiful inside and out” by friends online – had died.