Madalyn Davis' mother defends her from mocking her for falling from ...

The mother of a young British model who fell to her death while taking photos on a clifftop admits her daughter 'made a mistake'.

Madalyn Davis, 21, was watching the sunrise at Diamond Bay in Sydney's east with seven friends about 6.30am when she fell from the 30m (100ft) cliff.

Online wasted no time cruelly mocking her for dying because she climbed over a safety fence to get a perfect Instagram photo.

Madalyn Davis, 21, was watching the sunrise at Diamond Bay in Sydney's east with seven friends about 6.30am when she fell from the 30m (100ft) cliff

Madalyn Davis, 21, was watching the sunrise at Diamond Bay in Sydney's east with seven friends about 6.30am when she fell from the 30m (100ft) cliff

Her mother Rebecca Smith (pictured with Madalyn on the left and her sister Anastasia on the right) was forced to defend her from online trolls

Her mother Rebecca Smith (pictured with Madalyn on the left and her sister Anastasia on the right) was forced to defend her from online

Ms Davis' mother Rebecca Smith begged the to stop, writing that though her daughter made a mistake she didn't deserve to die.

'My daughter was not self-obsessed she was a wonderful beautiful person that made a mistake. How can you write such things? She has a little sister and brother who be reading this,' she wrote.

Ms Smith also posted several stories to her own Instagram in tribute to her daughter, and mocking the for helping 'make her famous'.  

'Is anyone going to post the selfie that she died to take? I hope it was at least worth it,' one of the wrote.

Another wrote: 'I'm just wondering, did they ever recover the selfie picture?'

Ms Smith also posted several stories to her own Instagram in tribute to her daughter

Ms Smith also posted several stories to her own Instagram in tribute to her daughter

Other posts mocked the trolls for helping 'make her famous'

She wrote that though her daughter made a mistake she didn't deserve to die

Other posts mocked the for helping 'make her famous'

'My daughter was not self obsessed she was a wonderful beautiful person that made a mistake,' she wrote

'My daughter was not self obsessed she was a wonderful beautiful person that made a mistake,' she wrote

A third wrote: 'Fences and signs are posted for a reason. Your perfect Instagram photo cost you your life. Hopefully others will learn from this.' 

'Wanted a photo for Instagram got a Darwin award instead.' 

The cliffs are a notorious selfie spot where another tourist died in similar circumstances in August after climbing over a safety fence. 

Friends also angrily shut down the who attacked the young woman, saying they should respect her grieving family.

'What happened to Maddy was a mistake and no one should be blamed especially not her,' her friend Meg Feather wrote.

'Imagine how you would feel if you lost your daughter or your best friend or your sister and everyone was saying it was her own fault, please. Just think twice.'

Madalyn Davis, 21, (pictured) was posing for a photograph on the edge of the cliff in Australia when she fell to her death

Madalyn Davis, 21, (pictured) was posing for a photograph on the edge of the cliff in Australia when she fell to her death

 

Ms Davis and her friends ignoring the barrier prompted hundreds of cruel comments on her social media after her death was announced

Ms Davis and her friends ignoring the barrier prompted hundreds of cruel comments on her social media after her death was announced

Ms Feather also lashed out in a video on her Instagram at the who she said had kept her crying for hours.

'Do you know what that will do to her family and her mum and her friends, i literally can't believe it,' she said.

'People who don't even know her are commenting saying that she deserved it. They know all her family and friends have to read it. 

'Everyone would want to take a picture of that sunrise, it was just an accident.'

The young tourist arrived in Australia late last year from Lincoln, England, and was planning on starting a new life there.

In her last picture - taken two days before she died - the model can be seen smiling and surrounded by friends in a bar on Bondi Beach.

In the last picture - taken two days before she died - the model (front left) can be seen smiling and surrounded by friends in a bar on Bondi Beach

In the last picture - taken two days before she died - the model (front left) can be seen smiling and surrounded by friends in a bar on Bondi Beach

'Fences and signs are posted for a reason. Your perfect Instagram photo cost you your life. Hopefully others will learn from this,' one wrote

'Fences and signs are posted for a reason. Your perfect Instagram photo cost you your life. Hopefully others will learn from this,' one wrote

Trolls returned fire with more insults leveled at Md Davis' friends who tried to defend her

returned fire with more insults leveled at Md Davis' friends who tried to defend her

Close family friend Lydia Woodward said: 'Maddy had been at a party and then they all went to this cliff to take pictures.

'It appears that Maddy was sitting on the cliff edge to have her picture taken when she fell. It's such a tragedy.'

Ms Davis was having 'the time of her life' in Australia in the lead up to the fatal accident.

Mrs Woodward told MailOnline: 'Maddy was having the time of her life. She wanted to see everything and do everything and was having a good time.

'She was the life and soul of the party. And she was doing her best to have a good time.'

Maddy's family are distraught by news of her death, Mrs Woodward, a close friend of the 21-year-old's mother Rebecca 'Becky' Smith revealed.

She said: 'They (Maddy's parents) are beside themselves. One moment they are laughing when they remember funny things about Maddy, the next moment they are in floods of tears. They are all over the place.

'They are still talking about who will go to Australia to identify the body. It's very early stages. It has only been 24 hours since she died.' 

The young tourist was at a party in Vaucluse on

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