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Backpacker dies in 100ft cliffs plunge at selfie spot

Beautiful inside and out’: Maddie Davis

A YOUNG British backpacker has plunged 100ft to her death from a notorious selfie spot in Australia.

Madalyn Davis, 21 — known as ‘Maddie’ — had gone with seven friends to Diamond Bay cliffs, Sydney, after an all-night party.

They are believed to have climbed over a fence to sit on the edge of the cliff to capture the sunrise at 6.30am on Sunday.

Notorious: Maddie is the second person to die after falling from the Diamond Bay cliffs in the last five months

Her body was recovered from the water four hours later by New South Wales emergency services.

The make-up artist and part-time model, from Lincoln, arrived in Australia last year after visiting Thailand and Bali. She was planning a new life there.

In December, she posted on Instagram: ‘Not looked back at my old life once (miss my job though) and I am super excited for my future abroad.’

Yesterday, friends remembered her as a ‘free spirit’ who was ‘beautiful inside and out’. One wrote: ‘I will never forget the times we shared together the giggle fits we had in town. I will forever miss you, angel.’ A family member described her death as ‘an absolute tragedy’.

In August last year, a 27-year-old woman fell to her death while posing for photos at the cliffs.

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