Tourist Tragically Dies While Visiting New York State Park

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( – A heartbreaking incident occurred at Minnewaska State Park in New York last week when a Singaporean tourist tragically lost her life after falling off of a cliff. The accident took place during a hiking trip with her husband, marking a somber turn in what was meant to be a leisurely excursion.

The New York State authorities received an emergency call in the early afternoon of December 22, alerting them to a wounded hiker at the park, located in the Town of Rochester. Upon arrival, the officers discovered that the hiker, identified as Nur Aisyah Binte MD Akbar (39) from Singapore, had suffered a serious fall.

Nur Aisyah, who was 39 years old, and her 41-year-old spouse, Abdul Rauf Bin Mohd Said, were hiking along the Beacon Hill Trail, a popular trail known for its scenic views. The couple had paused near the cliff’s edge to capture photos of the picturesque landscape. It was during this moment that the tragic accident occurred. Nur Aisyah reportedly slipped and fell about 70 feet.

In a desperate attempt to save her, Abdul Rauf immediately dialed 911. The New York State Police Aviation unit responded swiftly to the call. The rescue team performed an aerial hoist to lift Nur Aisyah from the accident site to a location where she could receive medical attention.

Despite the best efforts of the medical team, who worked tirelessly for almost three hours to resuscitate her, Nur Aisyah didn’t make it. She was later taken to Ellenville Regional Hospital, but she was officially pronounced deceased there.

Abdul Rauf Bin Mohd Said took to social media to express his sorrow. In a Facebook post, he said his heart was broken and he wasn’t sure how hef would reassemble the pieces.

The New York State Police are conducting a thorough investigation into the incident to determine the exact circumstances leading to the fall. This tragic event has cast a somber shadow over Minnewaska State Park, a place often associated with the beauty of nature and the joys of outdoor activities.

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