Turkey :A women from Kazakhstan reportedly was killed Sunday after plummeting more than 100 feet off a cliff while posing for a photo to commemorate the end of the local coronavirus lockdown.
Olesia Suspitsina, 31, had been going for a much-awaited hike in Anatyla’s picturesque Duden Park after weeks of adhering to the citywide shelter-in-place order.
The incident occurred on Sunday after the government lifted coronavirus quarantine in the city
She climbed over the safety fence and started posing for the image in front of her friend, who has not been named
At one point, Olesya slipped on the grass, lost her balance and dropped off the 115 foot (35 metre) cliff to her death, according to reports
The end of quarantine, the adventurer scaled a safety barrier so her friend could snap her standing on the cliff’s edge with majestic waterfalls in the background
Her celebratory photo op went south when she slipped on the grass and plunged 115 feet to her death in front of her horrified companion.Nypost reported
The petrified photographer called authorities, who located the Kazakhstan national’s body in the water and identified it, before transporting it to the Antalya Forensic Medicine Institute’s morgue, Sputnik Turkey reports
Suspitsina, who had worked as a tour guide for five years in the region, previously wrote in a now-private Instagram post :
“I will always admire the beauty of the Turkish nature. This is my paradise.”
The deceased was described by a grieving relative as “a smart and cheerful person” who “set goals and made them happen,”
Suspitsina’s numerous friends flocked to social media to mourn her untimely death.
“This is an irreparable loss,” said her heartbroken close friend Olga Kravchuk, adding, “Olesya [sic] always loved the sea and dreamed of living in Turkey. She made her dream come true.”
Suspitsina’s body is slated to return on Saturday to Kazakhstan, where she will be interred in her hometown of Kostanay, according to reports.