'Our beloved daughter': Family tribute after 21-year-old Doncaster model dies in cliff fall in Australia

Tributes have been paid to a 21-year-old model from Doncaster after she died in a cliff fall in Australia.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 12:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 9:54 am

Madalyn Davis, who lived in Bawtry, died last week after plunging down a rockface near to the Diamond Bay Reserve in Vaucluse, near Sydney.

And her devastated family say there will forever be a hole in their lives that will never be filled.

The popular 21-year-old died on January 12. A group of people raised the alarm that she was missing and her body was discovered in the water four hours later.

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Madalyn Davis. (Photo: Instagram).
Madalyn Davis. (Photo: Instagram).

A family statement released on Facebook read: "On January 12, our world span on an axis we hope no-one else will have to ever endure. Our beloved daughter was taken from us following a tragic accident.

"Madalyn was a daughter, a sister, a friend, a cousin, a niece, a granddaughter and above all the most amazing woman whom we are all so proud of. She has been taken from us too soon.

"Her accidental passing has been so sudden and has rocked us to our core. There will forever be a hole in our lives that will never be filled, a hole our family can barely face comprehending.

"She believed in universal oneness, the fundamental belief that she couldn’t hurt another human being, as to do so she would hurt herself.

"This caused a lot of pain in her life, as a lot of people don’t believe in this sentiment and therefore, she was left vulnerable to abuse, resentment and manipulation.

"Despite this, Maddie still faced every day with optimism, and a smile on her face.

"She was determined to find the better place that she hoped the world could be.”

The exact circumstances of Madalyn's death have not yet been revealed and investigations are continuing.

She was a make-up artist with her own YouTube channel and she had more than 14,000 followers on her Instagram page and had been living in Australia for a year.

Although she lived in Bawtry, she grew up in Lincoln and attended school in Retford.