- Nur Aisyah Binte MD Akbar, 39, was hiking with her husband Abdul Rauf Bin Mohd Said, 41, on the Beacon Hill Trail in Minnewaska State Park on December 22.
- New York State Police said the couple “stopped to take photos at the edge of the cliff” when Akbar “lost his footing and fell approximately 70 feet.”
- Said called 911 and sobbed as he recorded doctors trying to resuscitate her – an ordeal that lasted three hours – at the base of the precipice.
A Singaporean tourist has shared moving videos of doctors rushing to try to save his dying wife after she fell off a cliff in upstate New York.
Nur Aisyah Binte MD Akbar, 39, was hiking with her husband Abdul Rauf Bin Mohd Said, 41, on Beacon Hill Trail on the Friday before Christmas when she fell from the precipice and died.
New York State Police said the couple “stopped to take photos at the edge of the cliff” when Akbar “lost his footing and fell approximately 70 feet.”
Two days later, Said shared an emotional video of his final moments on Facebook. Filming from the edge of the cliff, Saïd zooms in on people approaching his wife, whose body is visible through a network of branches and foliage.
He can be heard sobbing violently as the camera shakes, and he shouts to the responders – who could be members of the public or paramedics – “Thank you.” Is she still alive?
A woman responds: “She is!” » » while Saïd stammers and cries while continuing to film the carnage.
“Can you please tell me what’s going on?” » Screamed at them. Someone gives a response that is not audible and says, “Thank you!” » The sequence ends with the responders covering Akbar’s legs and torso with coats.
Said also posted a second video showing a FaceTime call between him and three women who appear to have responded to the scene. He asks them what his wife’s last words were.
“She told us her name, she told us she had three dogs
A Singaporean tourist plunged 70 feet to her death after losing her footing while taking a photo at the edge of a cliff with her husband in upstate New York.
Said called 911 and state police troopers from Ellenville were dispatched to the popular hiking route at Minnewaska State Park, near the town of Rochester, around 1:06 p.m., officials said. responsible.
NYSP Aviation used a helicopter to hoist Akbar to safety and she was taken to Ellenville Regional Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Saïd posted a heartbreaking tribute to his “wife, best friend and soul mate” on social media the next day. Describing the horrific ordeal, he said doctors tried to resuscitate Akbar for three hours.
“My heart is broken into pieces and I don’t know how to put them back together,” reads Said’s tribute to Akbar.
“I’ve been crying non-stop for 12 hours and I’m really distraught with myself now. You are my wife, my best friend and my soul mate.
“I don’t know what this test from the Almighty is. But I’m writing this article to give your friends and family some form of closure and information.
‘I’m sorry I couldn’t reach you in time,’ he said.
‘Nur Aisyah, also known as Ais Sarah, slipped and fell off a cliff in Minnewaska State Park. She fell about 100 feet and did not survive.
“Medical staff tried to resuscitate her for almost three hours, but without success.
‘I beg those of you who know her to please pray for her and may Allah place her among the pious and in Jannatul Firdaus.
“If she owes anyone anything, contact me personally.”
Said shared a photo of himself and his beaming wife on a previous hike, dressed in wool hats and winter coats, as well as another photo of his wife smiling broadly in a bejeweled white scarf.
Multiple agencies responded to the tragic incident, including New York State Park Police, park operations staff, NYS DEC rangers, and various fire and paramedic personnel.
New York State Police said the circumstances leading to his death were still under investigation.
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