Student fell to her death while jumping for a clifftop photo
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.