BEACON, New York — A tragic incident occurred on Friday when a tourist from Singapore lost her footing and fell to her death while taking photos with her husband on the edge of a cliff in Minnewaska State Park in New York State. The victim has been identified as Nur Aisyah Binte MD Akbar, 39, who plunged 70 feet on the Beacon Hill Trail in the Hudson Valley region.
According to state police, Nur Aisyah and her husband had stopped to capture the picturesque view at the cliff’s edge when the accident occurred. She “lost her footing” and went over the side, leaving her husband in shock and calling 911 for assistance.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene after the distress call, including the New York State Police’s aviation unit. They lifted the victim from where she landed and transported her to Ellenville Regional Hospital in Ulster County. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The incident is currently under investigation, as authorities try to determine the cause of the accident and any contributing factors. It serves as a reminder of the dangers associated with taking selfies and engaging in risky behaviors for the sake of capturing the perfect photo.
This tragic event serves as a somber reminder of the importance of mindfulness and caution while exploring natural environments. As tourists continue to flock to scenic spots for that perfect shot, it is crucial to prioritize personal safety and be aware of the potential risks involved.
Authorities encourage visitors to Minnewaska State Park and other natural attractions to enjoy the sights responsibly and follow park guidelines at all times.