‘Caring’ mum died in cliff fall after telling daughter ‘I’m coming down’

A fundraising page set up to support the family of Tahira Jabeen described her as ‘caring and jolly’ (Picture: Getty/JustGiving)

Tributes have been paid to a mother-of-five who died after falling from a cliff at Durdle Door in Dorset.

Tahira Jabeen, who was in her 40s, plunged 100ft to her death while reportedly trying to take a shortcut down to the beach below.

Witnesses heard her shout ‘I’m coming down’ before she is thought to have lost her footing on loose rock. She landed at the bottom of the cliff at Man O’ War beach below.

The accident is thought to have been witnessed by her daughter, who was said to be in her 20s. She had taken the longer route from the coastal path down to the beach via steps.

The beauty spot was packed with hundreds of tourists on what was the hottest day of the year.

Coastguards and police officers rushed to the scene and kept members of the public back while paramedics tried to save her.

DURDLE DOOR, ENGLAND - JULY 26: People gather on the beach at Durdle Door on July 26, 2018 in Dorset, England. Temperatures of 35C (95F) have been recorded today making it the hottest day of the year so far and although temperatures could peak at 37C (98.6F) tomorrow the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for torrential rain, hail and strong winds. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The beauty spot was packed with tourists (Picture: Getty)

Finlay Cameron, 21, a tourism management student from Hertfordshire University, witnessed the accident.

She said: ‘There were 150 to 200 people on the beach at the time chilling and relaxing.

‘A few people then spotted this woman who was petite with dark hair in a summer’s dress carrying a beach bag walking down the grassy side of the cliff.

‘We were all shouting at her “don’t come down this way, you’ll fall” and others shouted “you could die”. She could hear us and replied “I’m going to come down this way”.’

Paying tribute, one friend said: ‘In absolute complete shock RIP Tahira Jabeen my beautiful friend. Absolutely heartbroken you really were one in a million and will be missed by so many.’

Another added: ‘Still in shock after learning we’ve lost the beautiful Tahira Jabeen. Such a kind, fun, loving person that will truly be missed forever. Sending my love to all of Tahira’s family and friends at this difficult time RIP T xx’

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.

Ms Jabeen is thought to have lost her footing on loose rock (Picture: JustGiving)

A JustGiving set up to support Tahira’s family has so far raised nearly £2,000.

The page states: ‘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 5 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.’

The Durdle Door landmark on the Jurassic Coast is hugely popular with tourists.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said the victim’s next of kin have been informed and they are carrying out investigations on behalf of the coroner.

They confirmed that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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