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Pictured: Mum-of-five who fell 100ft to her death after telling daughter 'I'm coming down'


The woman who fell 100ft to her death off a cliff at a coastal beauty spot after attempting to take a 'short cut' to the beach has been named as a Birmingham mother-of-five.


Tahira Jabeen, who was in her 40s, is believed to have died in front of her adult daughter, as they walked near to Durdle Door in Dorset.


Witnesses say Ms Jabeen was attempting to take a 'short cut' to the beach at the popular tourist site when she fell.


She was heard to shout 'I'm coming down', before losing her footing and plunging to Man O' War Beach below, where she died.


A friend posted online today: 'A caring and jolly person lost her life in such a tragic accident. A much loved and missed wonderful lady with a heart of gold Tahira Jabeen lost her life after falling from a cliff in Dorset while making memories with her daughter.


Leaving behind five beautiful girls who will not be able to replace her.


'A much loved person by many. Always happy and smiling. She will truly be missed by everyone that knew her. In loving memory of a very dear friend and colleague, rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten.'


A witness to the horrifying incident said: 'The woman was about 20 metres down the cliff when she fell. She chose to climb down the rocks while her daughter took the steps.

'People on the cliff and on the beach were shouting at her to stay still but she didn't listen and carried on.


'The rocks were coming loose under feet then she just bounced down. The woman's daughter saw her fall. It is just awful.'


The incident took place while the beach was packed with people on Monday - the hottest day of the year so far.


Coastguards and police officers rushed there and kept members of the public back while paramedics tried to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene at about 3.30pm.


Another woman, thought to be the victim's daughter, was also treated by ambulance crews for shock.


A witness said they had earlier climbed to the top of the rock formation and were making their way down at the time.


Eleanor Edwards, who was visiting Durdle Door when she say the incident, said: 'She was climbing down the cliff thinking she could get to the beach.


'Everyone was telling her to stop and there was nothing anyone could do. It was extremely saddening to witness.'


Tourist Rachel Williams said that she heard the woman shout 'I'm coming down, I'm coming down' and that many people on the beach told her to stay where she was.


Witness Michelle Attard saw the aftermath of the accident as she left the beach on the Durdle Door side of the cliff.


She said: 'We saw the unfortunate sight of the poor woman lying at bottom of the cliff at Man O' War beach with a couple of paramedics around her.


'There was another lady who was laying there being tended to, she looked quite traumatised. It was very, very unfortunate.'



James Weld, from the Lulworth Estate, which owns the land around Durdle Door, said he had been told that the woman had 'ignored warning signs telling people not to climb the cliffs'.


He said: 'The reports we have received would suggest that this was a tragic accident as a woman attempted to climb down the cliffs above Man O' War beach, despite many endeavouring to call to her to stop and stay where she was.


'Whatever the circumstances, such a tragedy affects us all and our hearts go out to her family.


'Our car parks and routes to the coast have warning signs to stay away from the cliffs and to avoid sitting directly beneath them.


'We would re-emphasise our safety messages for visitors to respect the inherent risks of our natural environment whether the sea or the cliffs themselves.





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