A newly engaged woman, identified as Yesim Demir, 39, fell to her death from a cliff just moments after her boyfriend, Nizamettin Gursu, proposed to her on July 6.
The couple was at a romantic cliffside spot in Turkey, enjoying the sunset after Gursu’s proposal. He then went back to the car to get food and drinks to celebrate their engagement, when he heard a deafening scream.
Gursu rushed back to the spot and to his horror, found that his fiancée had fallen approximately 104 feet off the cliff’s edge. He immediately called for help, but despite 45 minutes of resuscitation efforts, the medics declared Yesim Demir dead.
Friends of the deceased told local media that the cliff, situated in Polente Cape, Canakkale, was a popular spot where many people came to admire the breathtaking view, but sadly, there is no safety measures in place.
‘This is a place where everyone comes and watches the sunset,’ they said. ‘However, the roads are very bad and there is no precaution on the edge of the cliff. A fence should be drawn here, precautions should be taken.’
Gursu told local media:
‘We chose it to have a romantic memory after the proposal. We drank some alcohol.
‘Everything happened at once. She lost her balance and fell down.’
Following the incident, the authorities immediately closed off the area and launched an investigation, with access to the cliff restricted until July 15, when controlled entry was permitted once more.