Model's final hours before plunging to death from Sydney cliff

Yahoo News Staff
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The final hours of an Instagram model’s life have been revealed after she plunged to her death off a cliff in Sydney’s east.

On January 12 this year, Madalyn Davis, 21, from England, reportedly climbed a fence at Diamond Bay Reserve, in Vaucluse with friends after attending a party close by the night before.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 6.30am, and her body was pulled from the water at around 10.30am that same day.

On Monday, the Nottingham Coroner’s Office revealed what led up to Ms Davis’s death.

Madalyn Davis, 21, is pictured.
Madalyn Davis, 21, died after falling off a cliff in Sydney in January. Source: Instagram/ Madalyn Davis

Nottinghamshire assistant coroner Gordon Clow said Ms Davis had drugs in her system impairing her judgement and balance, according to the BBC.

Mr Clow described the 21-year-old’s death as a “great tragedy”.

A toxicology report found she had high levels of alcohol in her system and traces of amphetamines, cocaine, ketamine and MDMA.

Diamond Bay Reserve in Sydney is pictured.
Ms Davis fell from Diamond Bay Reserve. Source: Google Maps (file pic)

Mr Clow added Ms Davis and her friends had gone to Diamond Bay to take selfies at sunrise and confirmed she had climbed a fence and fallen to her death.

"There is no safe way to consume alcohol and drugs, her death was at a beauty spot which people seek to enjoy, it will doubtless not be the last,” he said.

"It was a very great tragedy of someone trying to live their life to the full."

Ms Davis’s grandfather Arthur Davis told The Sun not long after her death the family are “absolutely shattered”.

“We are absolutely distraught, we are wrecked and her mum is not coping at all,” he told the paper.

“She was a beautiful, delightful girl who had her whole life ahead of her.”

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