Teenage girl injured after falling from the selfie cliff in Diamond Bay, where the tourist died in January
Teenage girl jumps 15 meters from a notorious ‘selfie’ cliff and SURVIVES during a nighttime meeting with friends – just months after a British model died
- The 16-year-old was at Diamond Bay in the eastern suburbs of Sydney at 9:30 PM
- She was reportedly socializing with friends before falling last night
- The cliff is blocked by a fence, but has claimed multiple lives of selfie pursuers
- In January, 21-year-old tourist Madalyn Davis died in the same area
A teenage girl skylarking at a selfie hotspot with friends in the middle of the night, miraculously survived a 15-meter drop just months after a British model crashed down on the infamous cliff.
The 16-year-old was with at least one friend in Diamond Bay, on the eastern outskirts of Sydney on Thursday at 9:30 PM, when she tumbled off the rocks.
She sustained serious injuries to her chest and abdomen, but escaped alive from the picturesque but dangerous vantage point.
Her 16-year-old friend tried to save her, but also had to be brought to safety after an exciting three-hour rescue mission involving police, firefighters and ambulance personnel.
The cliff has claimed several lives in recent years – including 21-year-old model Madalyn Davis just four months ago.
Diamond Bay is a popular location for selfies, with plenty of photos tagged #diamondbay on Instagram broken off from the edge of the cliff
Madalyn Davis, 21, (pictured in Bondi days before her death) fell dead from a cliff at a popular selfie spot in Sydney
An Ambulance spokeswoman in New South Wales told the Daily Mail Australia that the girl was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition.
There were concerns that she had damaged her spine in the fall, but her friend was not injured.
There were multitudes of neighbors, family and friends who came to see from far away while the rescue was being carried out.
The rescue team was lowered from a helicopter and had to try to find the teenager in the dark
She was eventually brought to safety and brought to St Vincent’s hospital in a stable condition
Photos show the rescue team when the 16-year-old girl was brought to safety
The cliff is blocked by a fence, but young people have been known to climb it hoping to take a selfie with the ocean as a backdrop.
On January 13, 21-year-old Mrs. Davis fell 30 meters to her death after seeing the sunrise on the cliff.
The young tourist had been at a party in nearby Vaucluse when she walked to the viewpoint with a handful of friends around 6:30 AM.
They would have climbed over a fence to sit on the edge of the cliff to watch the sunrise and take photos before falling.
The joint operation took about three hours. Both the teenager who fell and her friend who tried to save her survived
Neighbors, friends and family walked around the Diamond Bay Reserve while the operation was in progress
Ms. Davis was mourned in dozens of tributes by shattered friends online, remembered as a “free spirit” who was “beautiful inside and out.”
In August last year, a 27-year-old woman also died posing for photos on the cliff face.
Diamond Bay is a popular location for selfies, with tons of photos geotagged #diamondbay on Instagram from the cliff edge.
The Waverley Council said it would squeak against visitors risking their lives in Diamond Bay for the perfect shot.
New South Wales police are investigating the incident.
Ms. Davis was mourned in dozens of tributes by shattered friends online, remembered as a ‘free spirit’ who was ‘beautiful inside and out’
Rescue teams needed flashlights to see in the dark while spending about three hours trying to save the girl
The rescue helicopter shone on the property below while a team of ambulance, police, and fire and rescue officers rescued the 16-year-old.