Inquest opens into Lincoln model clifftop death

The inquest has opened for a Lincoln woman who was found dead at the bottom of a cliff at a popular tourist spot in Australia in January.

Emergency services went to Diamond Bay in Sydney to reports a woman had fallen off a cliff before launching an air and water search. The body of Madalyn Davis, 21, was later found by the search teams on January 12 and friends and family paid tribute to the “beautiful and inspiring” woman.

The inquest into the death of Madalyn Davis was opened at Nottingham Coroner’s Court on Monday, February 17.

The court said it could not disclose any information regarding the provisional medical cause of death, but according to the BBC this was confirmed as “multiple head injuries”.

Madalyn Davis posted regularly to her 15,000 followers on Instagram.

Assistant coroner Gordon Clow opened the inquest and offered condolences to the family. Any evidence and statements will not be heard until the next hearing.

The inquest has been adjourned to a date yet to be confirmed.

Friends have paid tribute to Madalyn.

Madalyn had travelled to Australia at the end of last year and planned to start a new life there before she died. The beautician, who had thousands of followers on social media, had been partying with friends just hours before she went to the nearby Diamond Bay Cliffs at around 6.30am to watch the sunrise.

After Madalyn’s death, her mum Rebecca Smith defended her from “nasty” trolls online. The death also prompted calls for more signage and higher fences to prevent more deaths on Australia’s coastline.

The family set up a fundraiser page online in their bid to lobby the government and social media companies to tackle cyberbullying. The page raised over £4,400.

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