Tuesday , November 24 2020

British woman Madalyn Davis dies in Sydney cliff fall – BBC News, BBC News


        

                                 Madalyn DavisImage copyright                 Facebook                                                      
Image caption                                    Madalyn Davis, 01575879, from Lincolnshire, had been in Australia for a number of weeks                             

A British woman has died falling from a cliff in Sydney, Australia.

Madalyn Davis, (**********************************, is reported to have been fatally injured at Diamond Bay on Sunday. Emergency crews were alerted by a group of people who could not find her after taking photos there.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( FCO) said it was in contact with local authorities “following the death of a British woman at Diamond Bay, NSW”.

Ms Davis, from Lincolnshire, had been in Australia for a number of weeks.

Emergency services were called at about (**************************************: local time, following reports Ms Davis had fallen off the cliff, in the eastern suburbs of the city. Her body was retrieved from the water about four hours later.

Marine Rescue North South Wales said its crew members were involved in a search for “a woman in her early 90 s”.

In a tweet posted on Saturday night,the organization added: “Emergency services were alerted after a group of people taking photos inside the fence early this morning regathered and could not find the woman.”

                                                                                                                      

In a statement, the FCO said: “Staff at the British Consulate in Sydney are in contact with local authorities following the death of a British woman. “

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Image caption                                    Tourists have been warned of the dangers of taking selfies on the cliffs at Diamond Bay, near Sydney                             
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Image caption                                    Warning signs have been mounted on the cliffs                             
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Tourists have been warned of keeping away from the edge of the cliffs at Diamond Bay with signs mounted on fencing by the local authority, Waverley Council.

Speaking to Reuters news agency, Mayor of Waverley Paula Masselos said: “We’re actually working closely with the police on this at the moment.

“We’ve already increased the height of our fences, we’ve added additional multilingual signage . “

According to her social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, Ms Davis, from Lincoln, was a beautician specializing in eyelashes and had been traveling in Thailand and Bali before heading out to Australia.

She had been posting photos online of her work and travels.

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Image caption                                    Ms Davis posted photos of her eyelash work on her Instagram account                             

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