Stu­dent fell to her death while jump­ing for a clifftop photo

Scottish Daily Mail - - Life - By Jim Nor­ton

A STU­DENT plunged 200ft to her death after jump­ing in the air for a pho­to­graph on a crum­bling clifftop, an in­quest was told.

Hye­won Kim, 23, had asked a stranger to take her pic­ture but lost her foot­ing as she landed and top­pled over the Seven Sis­ters cliffs in East Sus­sex. The South Korean, who had come to Bri­tain to im­prove her English, suf­fered cat­a­strophic head in­juries in the fall.

Her mo­bile phone was later found at the top of the beauty spot.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Tod Ste­wart from Sus­sex po­lice told the in­quest in East­bourne: ‘There were six pho­tos of her close to the cliffs. They were show­ing her jump­ing in the air ex­tremely close to the edge.’

Record­ing a death of mis­ad­ven­ture, coro­ner Alan Craze said: ‘She landed with one foot be­yond the cliff edge and only her other foot land­ing on the cliff edge. This is a very poignant and sad case.’

Many South East Asians like to visit be­cause the Seven Sis­ters re­fer to the seven daugh­ters of the Chi­nese de­ity, the Jade Em­peror.

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