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British teen Leah Wilson, 17, dies on Tenerife family holiday in 'tragic accident'

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 14/08/2019 Michael Taylor & James Rodger
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A teenager has tragically died on a family holiday to Tenerife.

Her death has left her loved ones heartbroken as an appeal is launched to fly her home.

Leah Wilson, from Bridgwater, Somerset, was on holiday with her family when she died in a "tragic accident".

The teen's family is being supported and assisting Spanish authorities with their investigations.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed: "We are supporting the family of a young British woman who has died in Tenerife, and are in touch with the Spanish authorities."

Thousands of pounds have been pouring in for a Facebook fund-raising appeal for £10,000 to pay for Miss Wilson's body to be repatriated back home, reports Somerset Live. 

TENERIFE, SPAIN - JANUARY 19: Waverider  at the beach on January 19, 2018 in El Medano, Tenerife, Spain. (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images) © 2018 EyesWideOpen TENERIFE, SPAIN - JANUARY 19: Waverider at the beach on January 19, 2018 in El Medano, Tenerife, Spain. (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images)

A description of the fundraiser reads: "We are raising money to bring Leah home from Tenerife as she has sadly passed away due to a tragic accident.

"The cost of bringing her home is too much for the family, if everybody could be kind to help with the costs of bringing her back to her family and give her the send off she deserves.

"Leah was only 17, she was loved by so many people and will be so sadly missed.

"The funds will go straight towards bringing her home, but anything more will go towards the funeral and any other expenses the family will need to cover."

At the time of writing, more than £6,000 has been raised. 

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