Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Tributes to campsite tragedy girl

Police are probing the death of a teenage girl at a campsite in Shropshire

Tributes have poured in for a teenage girl who was killed in a campsite tragedy thought to have been caused by a disposable barbecue.

Devastated friends set up a Facebook page dedicated to the schoolgirl, named locally as Hannah Thomas-Jones, who was pronounced dead at a Shropshire campsite after suffering a cardiac arrest at around 10am on Sunday.

Gillian Bremner, head teacher at Wilmslow High School in Cheshire, where Hannah was a pupil, said the school would release a statement on Tuesday morning after a staff meeting when teachers and pupils return from the Bank Holiday break.

The family of four were discovered unconscious in their tent at the Baron at Bucknell campsite. The owners of the site said a disposable barbecue, which was used on Saturday night, was found in the porch of the tent.

Hannah, believed to be 14, was pronounced dead at the scene, despite efforts by a doctor staying on the site and paramedics to revive her.

Her teenage brother and their parents were taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, where they remain. West Mercia Police said the boy was stable but "unwell" and the parents were comfortable.

More than 300 people have "liked" a Facebook page set up in remembrance of Hannah, and scores of people have posted messages of condolence.

Francesca McKendrick wrote: "You will be missed so much, you were such a nice girl inside and out and no-one, especially you, deserves to die this young."

Chloe Hay posted: "Everything sucks without you, you were the highlight of my life."

Another friend said: "This beautiful girl didn't deserve to pass away but she will always be in our hearts no matter what!"

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