Tragedy of girl’s photo leap on cliffs

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY LOUIE SMITH

A STU­DENT plunged to her death af­ter leap­ing in the air for a cliff-top photo.

South Korean Hye­won Kim, 23, asked a stranger to take her pic­ture at the Seven Sis­ters cliffs near East­bourne, East Sus­sex.

But as she jumped for the shot she lost her foot­ing and fell 200ft.

Large sec­tions of the cliffs have col­lapsed into the sea in re­cent months.

Signs on nearby paths warn of the in­sta­bil­ity.

But in July the coun­cil re­jected a move to in­stall more signs in for­eign languages, claim­ing they would con­fuse mat­ters.

Af­ter the East­bourne in­quest, fire ser­vice spokesman Mark Webb said “This was an in­cred­i­bly sad in­ci­dent lead­ing to the loss of a young life.”

Ver­dict: Misad­ven­ture.

PERIL Seven Sis­ters cliffs

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