Olesia Suspitsina, a 31-year-old female from Kazakhstan, found her demise after she fell from around 100 feet in Duden Park in Antalya, Turkey.
Suspitsina wanted to mark the end of the imposed self-isolation measures in the area and went for a walk amidst nature with a friend.
However, at some point during the trip, Suspitsina supposedly wanted to have her photograph taken from the edge of a cliff without considering any safety regulations. Unfortunately, the woman lost her balance and fell from the rock.
As a result, the terrified friend of the deceased immediately contacted help, and the remains of Suspitsina were retrieved from the water, and later transferred to the Forensic Medicine Institute’s morgue in Antalya.
According to authorities, the cause of death for Suspitsina was determined to be falling by accident. Meanwhile, it was reported that the Kazakhstani earned her living by introducing the local attractions to tourists for five years and in the past, she wrote on social media, “I will always admire the beauty of the Turkish nature. This is my paradise.”
Following Suspitsina’s passing, some of her closest friends and acquaintances took to social media to express their grief.
Olga Kravchuk, who was close to Suspitsina, stated, “Olesia always loved the sea and dreamed of living in Turkey. She made her dream come true.”
People on social media say that those stories are far too common, a commenter shared: “How many stories am I going to read about people taking selfies and falling to their deaths. Stop doing this, people!!”
A critical observer was less kind and added: “Here comes another lockdown folks. This time because humanity is too stupid. They’re going to lock us down for our own protection from stupid selfies.”
A third person tried to strike a more positive tone about what happened and stated: “So sad after reading the story. To die living your dreams isn’t the worst way to go. But sad none the less.”
A fourth comment tried to focus on the woman’s family and their pain, and it read: “Oh my god. This is terrible. Poor young girl. Strength for her family.”
The unfortunate accident comes amid Turkey being among the countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases (135,569), and the number of victims has reached 3,689.
Despite the current situation, some of the officials in the country have claimed that it might be possible to reopen the economy at the end of May.