Going on vacation is one of the best things life has to offer. Sun, sand, and sea, what more could you ask for?
However, sometimes, things don't always go to plan. What are you supposed to do if you're just enjoying a night out with your friends and you end up at the edge of a clifftop? One backpacker's evening with her friends ended up as one of the worst nights of their lives when a fatal disaster ruined their entire trip.
Keep scrolling to find out the heartbreaking details around this story.
Australia is home to some of the most breathtaking sights.
via: Getty ImagesFrom the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia has proved to be a tourist hot-spot for people of all ages.
One particular sight has been gaining a lot of attraction recently...
via: Getty ImagesThe Diamond Bay Cliffs are a beautiful part of the country that connects the land to the sea.
A picture-perfect landscape...
via: Getty ImagesWith uneven stepping stones and crashing waves below, the cliffs have quickly become the perfect selfie spot for tourists.
I mean, imagine watching the sunrise here...
via: Getty ImagesSome can only dream of witnessing such a sight, but for this group of backpackers, it became a reality.
Things were going well...
But after arriving in Australia, she planned to stay awhile...
The incident took place on a Saturday night, on January 11th...
As I mentioned before, this became a selfie spot for tourists...
via: Getty ImagesSo the group had decided they could get some good shots if they went around 6:30 am.
The group took a risk by climbing over a fence.
via: Getty ImagesI mean, the cliffs are already a dangerous location but the group thought it would be worth the danger so that the group could watch the sunrise on the edge.
But it was at this moment that Madalyn fell to her death.
A crew from Marine Rescue Middle Harbour is involved in a search for a woman in her early 20s missing from Diamond… https://t.co/1pL2kEvCQb— Marine Rescue NSW (@Marine Rescue NSW)1578783974.0
The next day Madalyn's family were worried...
One member reached out to everyone online:
But when they heard nothing back, they feared the worst.
Tributes have been spreading online for the young soul.
One friend left a heartbreaking tribute to her, writing:
After learning about the sudden death, Mayor Paula Masselos said she was "devastated."The Daily Telegraph: "I’ve already asked the general manager and we’re having a meeting tomorrow to discuss it. It depends in part on what the police investigation reveals. Extra patrols, more signs, the fencing we increased as well … when the rangers tell people not to go over boundary fences they don’t listen, they go further down and go over boundary fences further down."
And this isn't the first incident to occur at the tourist hot-spot.
via: Getty ImagesLast year, in August a similar incident took place when a twenty-seven-year-old woman fell and died while posing for a snapshot at the edge of the cliffs.