Police review CCTV footage over Sydney cliff fall — Madalyn Davis death

British tourist dies after falling from popular Sydney selfie spot at Diamond Bay, Vaucluse

British woman dies in Australia after falling off cliff near Sydney

A woman, believed to be a British tourist, has died after falling down a cliff in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.

Madalyn Davis, 21, had gone to the Diamond Bay clifftops, a popular selfie spot for tourists, early on Sunday morning to watch the sunrise with friends.

NSW Police said an investigation was under way after the woman fell at Diamond Bay Reserve in the affluent suburb of Vaucluse about 6.30am on Sunday. Unfortunately, Madelyn's body was retrieved from the water about four hours later.

She is yet to be formally identified. Officers have since spoken to her next of kin.

"This caused a lot of pain in her life, as a lot of people don't believe in this sentiment and therefore this left her venerable to abuse, resentment and manipulation", the statement continued.

"The cliff area is covered by CCTV and police are speaking with people she was with and other witnesses".

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police have said in the past that visitors are known to climb over the fencing in the area in a bid for the flawless picture.

Ms Davis, from Lincoln, had been in Australia for a number of weeks. Since arriving in Australia she had begun advertising her services online as a mobile beautician offering eyelash extensions.

According to her family, Davis' Instagram feed - which has since been made private - was bombarded with distasteful comments from online trolls in the hours after her death.

One friend, Jord Salthouse, said her death came "as such a shock and heartbreak".

"A crew from Marine Rescue Middle Harbour is involved in a search for a woman in her early 20s missing from Diamond Bay in Sydney's east", Marine Rescue of New South Wales tweeted before Davis' body was recovered.

In August previous year a woman local to the affluent area died after she plunged 30 metres down the cliff face.

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