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Johannesburg - Just hours after meeting an English man she had only spoken to online, a young Johannesburg woman tragically fell from a cliff to her death at the weekend.

Cheynne Holloway, 21, had walked up to the top of a popular cliff in Northcliff with her friend James Oliver, to look at the view at about 17:45 on Saturday, reported Netwerk24.

Sapa reported a paramedic as saying that some rocks gave way and Holloway fell about 20m down.

A witness, Armand Goosen,  told Netwerk24 that Oliver was taking photographs of the young woman with a view of Johannesburg in the background. He looked down to adjust his camera’s tripod and when he looked up, Holloway was gone.

“Where is she? Where is she?” he was heard screaming helplessly.

Goosen said he and another man had gone down to look for Holloway. When they found her she was only barely alive. Oliver tried for about 20 minutes to give her CPR.

The paramedic was quoted by Sapa as saying that they took over CPR but unfortunately Holloway was declared dead on the scene.

Holloway was the bassist for a band called Burning Blue. Messages of condolences poured in on the group’s Facebook page.

The band wrote: “Our hearts are shattered. The girl everybody loved, our precious friend and more, Cheynne, passed away in a tragic hiking accident yesterday. The most beautiful, shining soul has left us.

“We can't even think right now. There are simply no words.”

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