Posing for photo to celebrate end of lockdown woman plunges 115ft to her death in Turkey


A woman plunged 115-foot from a cliff to her death while posing for a picture to celebrate the end of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown in Turkey.

Olesya Suspitsyna, from Kazakhstan, fell in front of her female friend who was about to take photographs in the tourist city of Antalya in the south-west the country.

The incident occurred on Sunday as the government lifted coronavirus quarantine in the city.

Reports say the 31-year-old went for a walk to an area known for its scenic waterfalls.

During the walk, Olesya decided to take a daring photo on the edge of a cliff with the waterfalls in the background.

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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.

Her terrified friend called emergency services.

Later Olesya’s body was found and pulled out of the water by local rescuers.

Turkish police investigated have now concluded it was an accident, the victim’s relatives said.

Olesya worked as a tour guide in the city for the last five years and was happy with her life.

Commenting on one of her pictures, she wrote on her Instagram: ”I will always admire the beauty of the Turkish nature. This is my paradise.”

Her mourning relative Yury told to Kazakh media: ”Olesya was a smart and cheerful person. She set goals and made them happen.”

Friends of the woman expressed their sorrow to Olesya’s family on social media.

Her close friend Olga Kravchuk said: ”Olesya always loved the sea and dreamed of living in Turkey. She made her dream come true.

”More than anything she loved the feeling of freedom.

”This is an irreparable loss. My heart is broken.”

A social media user Zlobi added: ”She Olesya always said she was happy to live in this city. It was her place in the world.”

And Zlatadzyuba said: ”I cannot believe you’re gone. I see you alive and smiling in my memory.

”Terrible loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.”

Olesya’s body is to be transported from Turkey to Kazakhstan on Saturday.

She will be buried in her native city of Kostanay, according to reports.



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