A young British woman, Sarah Harvey, 34, jumped to her death from the 54th floor of the Marina Torch tower in Dubai. It has been reported that the former air hostess-turned-PA was suffering from anxiety and depression at the time.
it’s believed that Sarah left five notes expressing her “sorrow at what she was about to do”. She fell twenty-four floors on 16 August 2016, before landing on a balcony on the 30th floor and sustaining multiple injuries. Sarah very sadly died at the scene.
A statement from her family detailing the notes that Sarah had left and how friends had noticed a change in her behavior in the few weeks leading up to her passing:
“[Sarah’s] general health in the final months seemed excellent. There were appointments to the UK and phone calls, but they unveiled nothing and she acted very well. Sarah talked with us that she was being prescribed anti-depressants but she didn’t embellish to the depth of her despair.
“Her friends had noticed a change in her normal going out appearance in the final weeks and they backed that she sought help, which she did do. But she had made no attempts on her life of any serious nature, other than in her first year of university when she suffered from self-doubt in her ability. This was quickly corrected on her examination.
The notes that where found, there were five in total, were addressed to different individuals. In these notes, Sarah expressed her sorrow about what she’s about to do but that she cannot live any longer with her anxiety and depression. And she was expressing a desire to end it.”
A member of Dubai’s police forensics department, Dr. Fawzi Benomran confirmed that there were no traces of alcohol or narcotics in Sarah’s system when she died but confirmed that a “low concentration of anti-depressants” had been discovered.