Tragic detail emerges after woman's cliff death on her birthday

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New details have emerged surrounding a Brazilian woman who was found dead at the bottom of cliffs in Brisbane on her birthday.

On Tuesday evening, 33-year-old Fernanda Morella fell from cliffs at Kangaroo Point, a popular viewing point in Brisbane's CBD.

Ms Morella, originally from Brazil, had been in Australia for several years and was celebrating her birthday by watching the sunset.

According to the Courier Mail, a relative of Ms Morella revealed what she was doing in her final moments on the cliff.

The relative paid tribute to Ms Morella on social media and said at the time she was taking a selfie "with the sunset" before she fell.

Brazilian native Fernanda Morella, 33, died after falling from a cliff in Queensland. Source: Facebook/ Fernanda Morella
Brazilian native Fernanda Morella, 33, died after falling from a cliff in Queensland. Source: Facebook/ Fernanda Morella

Ms Morella was pronounced dead at the scene, though there were efforts to resuscitate her.

Since Ms Morella's tragic death, loved ones have shared touching tributes to social media.

One friend said she was a "sensitive and loving person", the Courier Mail reported.

Another friend of Ms Morella's, Teresa Goulart, told the Daily Mail she was the "kindest, most selfless person" she had ever met.

She added Ms Morella volunteered for various causes and intent on making the world a better place.

A community group which aims to connect Brazilian women from around Australia "and beyond" paid tribute to Ms Morella.

"How it hurts to say goodbye, doesn't it??? At these times words are so shallow and can't be enough to demonstrate our pain!" Unidas Somos Mais Fortes shared on Facebook.

"This is our tribute to you Fernanda Morella! You will be missed!!! You will always be in our hearts! Thank you for one day giving us the privilege of having you in our lives!"

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