Thursday 8 December 2016

Family 'devastated' after paramedics unable to save mum Aisling Anderson who fell ill on holiday island

Published 15/09/2015 | 11:20

Devoted mum Aisling Anderson collapsed and died in Spain
Devoted mum Aisling Anderson collapsed and died in Spain

Spanish paramedics fought in vain to save the life of a young mother of two who died after collapsing while on holiday in Majorca.

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Aisling Anderson (22) from Ardoyne, Belfast had flown to the resort of Santa Ponsa on holiday with her fiancee, Michael McGrann.

The couple had become engaged just two weeks ago.

Aisling's uncle, Sinn Fein councillor Gerard McCabe, told media his niece was "a devoted mother, full of charisma and always smiling".

"They took off for a long weekend break to Majorca for a couple's break," he said.

The couple flew out last Thursday and were due to return home yesterday.

"Aisling had no underlying health issues but had some dental work done so she had a little discomfort with that but nothing anyone would have been concerned about," Mr McCabe said.

"When they got to Santa Ponsa they got sorted with their hotel and then went for a couple of drinks in a bar.

"Aisling would rarely have had any more than three drinks.

"At 10pm they left the bar and Aisling just collapsed outside."

It's understood Aisling died of heart failure.

Mr McCabe said Aisling's parents and her family circle were heartbroken at the sudden death of their daughter.

"She was always the centre of attraction - full of charisma and laughter," he said.

"She was always happy in herself and being a mother to those two wee youngsters.

"Her partner is completely devastated."

Two of Ms Anderson's sisters have now flown out to the Spanish island to make arrangements for her remains to be brought back to Belfast.

Belfast Telegraph

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