An Oxford student has died after accidentally walking off a cliff after spending the night with friends. This was the result of an inquest into the death of Simone Norowzian, 21, who was enjoying last year’s August bank holiday at an Airbnb rental with friends in Margate, Kent when she climbed the railing, thinking she was heading to the beach.
But the student did not notice in the dark that there was a sharp fall on the other side of the fence and she died on August 28 just before 3:40 in the morning. Friend William Hayman described hearing a short, high-pitched scream as he tried to warn his friend, whom he described as intoxicated, about the cliff edge.
He told the request that he, Ms. Norowzian, and another friend went to a Wetherspoon pub for dinner and drinks before returning to his Airbnb to play Truth or Dare. According to the Metro, Hayman said in a statement: ‘We decided to go to bed and Simone wanted a cigarette. She and I walked out into the car park and I realised she was very intoxicated. ‘She was ahead of me by about 10 metres and walked towards the fence where the viewing binoculars were.
Police reminded people not to go near cliff edges in the dark, especially as more people will be out walking as the weather improves and the lockdown goes on.