A not-so-far from Sydney's famous Bondi Beach, Diamond Bay Reserve, offers a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean making it a must-visit spot for the visitors in the city. Except, the hunt for the perfect picture for the British model Madalyn Davis proved fatal.
As per the reports, the 21-year-old had gone to party with her friends nearby on Saturday night before walking to the Diamond Bay cliff to see the sunrise. Unfortunately, she was found dead the next morning on January 12, after she fell from the cliff.
According to her Instagram, Davis was a makeup artist and was from Lincoln city of the United Kingdom, who had travelled to Thailand and Bali before travelling to Australia.
In the last picture — taken two days before she died — Davis can be seen smiling while surrounded by friends in a bar on Bondi Beach. She was also planning of starting a new life in Australia, as per reports.
Tributes pouring in for the late model
Davis had more than 14,000 followers on Instagram and her account have been receiving condolence messages after her death was confirmed.
"RIP Madalyn," one user wrote on her picture. "Such a beautiful soul, you just loved living life to the fullest, you were one of the nicest people, the most beautiful! you'll be missed so much, you really were taken too soon."
There were also unpleasant comments online, with several Twitter users implying her desire for the perfect selfie led to her death.
Police investigating the cause of death
In a tweet posted on Saturday night, Marine Rescue New South Wales said, "Emergency services were alerted after a group of people taking photos inside the fence early this morning regathered and could not find the woman." However, her body was retrieved from the water about four hours later.
The local police, in a statement, said that they are currently investigating Madalyn's death. "An investigation is underway. A report will be prepared for the coroner."