A mum-of-five who died in a 100ft cliff fall had a ‘beautiful soul’ and was ‘one in a million’, according to her friends.
Tahira Jabeen, from Birmingham, reportedly shouted ‘I’m coming down’ before trying to climb down a cliff at Man O’ War Beach in Dorset.
She lost her footing while attempting the ‘short cut’ and plunged to her death in front of her adult daughter, it is claimed.
Tributes have now been paid to the mum after her tragic death near Durdle Door yesterday afternoon.
One pal 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”
A different friend, who works at Asda, said: “Such a beautiful happy soul. You’re going to be so missed by us all at work. Rest Easy Tahira Jabeen.”
A GoFundMe page set up to support Tahira’s family described her as a ‘caring and jolly’ person.
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.”
According to Mail Online, a witness said Tahira slipped as she tried to descend a cliff in Dorset.
They said: “The woman was about 20 metres down the cliff when she fell. She chose to climb down the rocks while her daughter took the steps.
“People on the cliff and on the beach were shouting at her to stay still but she didn’t listen and carried on.
“The rocks were coming loose under feet then she just bounced down. The woman’s daughter saw her fall. It is just awful.”
A spokesman for the Lulworth Estate, which owns the beach, said: “I understand that a woman fell whilst climbing down the cliffs above Man o’ War beach.
“Dorset Police requested our staff to assist with controlling visitors to enable the helicopter to land.”
The incident happened at 3.07pm today and police are now investigating the circumstances of this death which is not believed to be suspicious.
A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: “At 3.07pm Dorset Police received a report that a woman had fallen from a cliff at Durdle Door near Lulworth.
“Officers are attended together with other emergency services colleagues. Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Officers are investigating the circumstances of this tragic incident.”