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Former Queen Mary's College pupil died on surfing holiday with friends
2:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Basingstoke pupil who died at a campsite while on holiday.
Former Queen Mary’s College student Bethan O’Brien, 20, was staying in north Devon with two friends while on a surfing trip at Braunton.
Her friends found her unconscious at 6.27am on Sunday, August 18 when they woke feeling unwell.
Five ambulances rushed to the camp where paramedics performed CPR on Bethan, who was not breathing, but she suffered a cardiac arrest and died at the scene.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “We were called to a campsite in Saunton Road in Braunton after a 20-year-old woman from Hampshire died.
“Police are not treating the death as suspicious. Next of kin have been informed and formal identification is being carried out.”
Tests are being carried out to ascertain whether the death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Tributes to Bethan, who lived in Andover, flooded in on social networking sites, with friends describing her as a “sweet” and “lovely” person.
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