ANTALYA: A woman fell 115 feet to her death while posing near the edge of a cliff for a photo to celebrate the end of a coronavirus lockdown, The Sun reported.
Olesya Suspitsyna, 31, originally from Kazakhstan, was killed at the popular Duden Park in the city of Antalya, Turkey, on Sunday.She and a friend reportedly went for a walk at the site, known for its dramatic scenery and waterfalls, following the end of a stay-at-home order in the city.
Turkey now have more than 115,000 cases of the coronavirus – the seventh highest in the world – and has recorded 3,o81 deaths.Measures introduced to stop its spread have included curfews, the mandatory wearing of face masks, and restrictions on movement between different regions.
During the walk, Oleysa climbed over a safety fence to pose for a photograph with the park’s waterfalls in the background.While posing for the picture, she slipped on the grass and fell 115 feet (35 metres) down the cliff.Oleysa’s friend called emergency services and her body was later pulled from the water by local responders, but she could not be revived.
Her relatives told local media that Turkish police had investigated the case and concluded it was an accident.Olesya had lived in Antalya while working as a tour guide for the last five years.
Captioning an image posted on her Instagram, she wrote: “I will always admire the beauty of the Turkish nature. This is my paradise.”Speaking to Kazakh media, one relative said: “Olesya was a smart and cheerful person. She set goals and made them happen.”
Numerous friends also took to social media to express their sadness at her death. “Olesya always loved the sea and dreamed of living in Turkey,” one wrote.“She made her dream come true.“More than anything she loved the feeling of freedom.“This is an irreparable loss. My heart is broken.”