Dion Papanakos’ girlfriend watched him plunge to his death from cliffs in Sydney

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Dion Papanakos, 20, had been dating Miranda for just under a year when they took a romantic stroll around Coogee Beach and Gordon’s Bay, in eastern Sydney, on Saturday afternoon.

The girlfriend of a young man who tragically died after falling 30 metres from a cliff has opened up about the moment she watched the horrific scene unfold.

Dion Papanakos slipped while walking with his partner Miranda on a clifftop between Coogee Beach and Gordon’s Bay, in Sydney’s east, just before 3 pm on Saturday.  

Paramedics and a rescue helicopter were called to the scene to treat critical head and chest injuries, but the 20-year-old could not be revived.

On Sunday night, Miranda revealed that watching ‘the love of my life fall to his death was the most painful thing she has ever experienced.

Dion Papanakos slipped while walking with his partner Miranda (pictured together) on a clifftop between Coogee Beach and Gordon’s Bay

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The man is believed to have fallen from the clifftop between Coogee Beach and Gordon’s Bay in Sydney’s east on Saturday afternoon just before 3 pm

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‘Yesterday I lost the most amazing, caring and loving partner anyone could ask for,’ she wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post. 

‘Dion Papanakos was the man of my dreams. From the moment we met, we had spent almost every single day together.’

NSW Ambulance inspector Lucky Phrachanh said medical teams were winched down to the man who died at the scene. 

‘Our thoughts go out to the friends and family after this horrible accident,’ she said.

‘Please avoid these high clifftop areas, tragedies can occur in a split second.’ 

Police officers at the top of the cliff worked to move onlookers away from the area.  

Multiple paramedic crews arrived to tend to the man but he was unable to be saved