SINGAPORE – In a heartbreaking incident, a 39-year-old Singaporean woman lost her life after a fall from a 30-meter cliff at the picturesque Minnewaska State Park Preserve in New York on Friday (22 Dec).
The victim, identified as Madam Nur Aisyah, was visiting the United States with her husband, Mr Abdul Rauf Mohd Said. The couple, co-founders of the real estate investment firm Noble Sky International, frequently travelled to the US for work.
Mr Abdul Rauf took to Facebook on Sunday (24 Dec) to share the tragic details of the incident.
According to his account, they were enjoying the park’s scenery when Madam Nur Aisyah suddenly fell off the cliff.
Despite his efforts to reach her, she tragically succumbed to the fall. The rescue operation, which involved airlifting her by helicopter and cutting down trees to facilitate evacuation, took nearly three hours.
Expressing deep sorrow, Mr Abdul Rauf posted a heartfelt message on Facebook, apologizing for not being there in her final moments and expressing love and longing. Madam Nur Aisyah was described as a faithful and doting wife, known for her love for animals and dedication to rescuing them. Her sudden demise came as a shock to their family in Singapore.
As Mr Abdul Rauf awaits the autopsy results in the US, plans are underway to bring Madam Nur Aisyah’s body back to Singapore for burial near her late grandmother and mother.
The couple’s families and friends are grappling with the loss of a woman described as “truly an angel loaned to us and taken away too soon.”
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