Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Woman in Tragic Cliff Fall Death H

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Woman in Tragic Cliff Fall Death H

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Byline: LINDSEY MUSSETT

THE grieving partner of a Teesside woman who died after falling from a cliff has spoken of the family's heartbreak at her tragic death. Jason Bushby was speaking to his girlfriend of three-and-a-half years, Sarah Horbury, on his mobile phone minutes before the 31-year-old fell to her death in Whitby in the early hours of Monday. Today he told the Gazette how "bubbly, bright and fun-loving" Sarah, who lived in Redcar with him, had everything to live for and will be forever missed by her family and many friends. Jason, 40, who runs several businesses, including The New Angel Hotel in Whitby, said: "I was working that night and I'd taken her with me to enjoy the Goth night. Sarah came out to the club to meet all her friends. "She got ready beforehand, curling her hair and putting her makeup on, and she'd bought this lovely costume. She was really happy and my mam was saying how beautiful she looked." Sarah had a good night, said Jason, before going back to the room in the early hours. He said: "She went out at about 3.30am and I thought she had gone out for a cigarette or something. But when she didn't come back I began to worry." Jason phoned Sarah, who worked with youngsters on an Entry to Employment (E2E) programme in Middlesbrough, and discovered she had climbed the Whitby steps to the top of the cliff. Sarah was distressed, and Jason phoned emergency services then went to look for her. But tragically, Sarah had fallen from the East cliff below Whitby Abbey. Police officers had located her at 4.02am, but just two minutes later, at 4.04am, she was seen falling from the cliff onto rocks below. The inshore lifeboat crew were scrambled and recovered Sarah, who was unconscious, and took her to a waiting ambulance. She was rushed to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough but was pronounced dead at 6am. …

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