British Backpacker, 21, falls to death at popular clifftop selfie spot in Australia

Madalyn Davis, 21, fell to her death from a cliff in Sydney. Picture: Instagram
Madalyn Davis, 21, fell to her death from a cliff in Sydney. Picture: Instagram
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A British backpacker is reported to have died after falling off a cliff in Sydney early on Sunday morning.

Emergency services were called to the Diamond Bay clifftops in Sydney's eastern suburbs at about 6.30am following reports that a woman had fallen off the cliff.

Local media reports that the woman was 21-year-old Madalyn Davis, a make-up artist from Lincolnshire who had only been in Australia for a few weeks.

Police are investigating the circumstances.

Police, Fire & Rescue New South Wales and NSW Ambulance paramedics searched with the assistance of PolAir and the Marine Area Command, and the body of a woman was retrieved from the water about four hours later.

Diamond Bay is a popular location for selfies, with hundreds photos tagged #diamondbay on Instagram snapped from the cliff edge.