Woman 'taking photos' dies after falling off cliff in affluent Sydney suburb

It’s believed a woman who fell 30 metres to her death from a cliff in Sydney’s eastern suburbs may have been taking photos.

Emergency services were called to Diamond Bay in Vaucluse around 11.20am on Saturday following reports a woman had fallen from a cliff, a NSW police spokeswoman told AAP.

A rescue operation commenced but it is believed the woman died at the scene.

It’s believed she’s 27 and from Sydney but police are yet to formally identify her.

Witnesses have told police the woman may have been taking photos when she fell.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was on the scene after the woman fell and tweeted that she had fallen from a platform at the top of the cliff onto another rock platform below.

A rescue crew officer was winched onto the ledge and began CPR.

Her body was retrieved by PolAir and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

Diamond Bay, Vaucluse were a woman fell to her death on Saturday. Source: Google Maps (file pic)

Diamond Bay has become a hotspot for tourists in recent times, with visitors often seen climbing the fence to take photos on the cliff ledge.

Waverley Council in June agreed to investigate ways to restrict or deter movement around the area, including the installation of CCTV, more physical barriers, multilingual signage and more frequent ranger patrols – particularly on weekends.

"There is an ongoing and justifiable concern that visitors are irresponsibly endangering themselves and others by crossing over fencing and boundary lines and positioning themselves on the cliff ledge," the motion noted.

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