Bucknell tent death girl Hannah Thomas-Jones's family 'devastated'
- 8 May 2012
- From the section England
The family of a teenage girl who died at a Shropshire campsite from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning have said they are "devastated".
Hannah Thomas-Jones, 14, was found dead inside a tent, where family members were discovered unconscious, on Sunday.
A used disposable barbecue was found near Hannah, and her brother Ben, 11, mother Danielle and stepfather Phil.
The three family members have all since been released from Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
A statement from the family has revealed how other family members at the campsite were concerned on the Sunday morning "due to a lack of activity in Danielle and Phil's tent".
It read: "Upon entering the tent we realised something was dreadfully wrong.
"We immediately ran to the Baron of Beef pub to raise the alarm and contacted the emergency services.
"The occupants of a nearby tent also assisted in performing CPR on a member of the family and this continued until the emergency services arrived.
"Hannah was a beautiful, intelligent, talented sister, daughter, cousin and granddaughter.
"She was a talented pianist, a sportswoman and had a wonderful warming sense of humour.
"Hannah was an adorable teenager who will be missed with unimaginable sadness.
"Hannah will be forever in our and many people's memories.
"The joy that she gave in the short period she graced this earth was a blessing to all. We miss and love her so very, very much.
"We would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to the emergency services, the families and owners at the campsite for all the support they provided."
The head teacher at Wilmslow High School, Cheshire, where Hannah was in year 9, said her death was a sad loss.
Gillian Bremner said: "Our sympathies go out to her family at this time after such a tragic incident.
"She was a very able girl and was just about to do a short course in religious studies which we expected her to get an A* in."
West Midlands Ambulance service said Hannah had been pronounced dead at the campsite in Bucknell, south Shropshire.
Phil and Debra Wright, who own the Baron at Bucknell pub and its adjacent campsite, said they had seen a disposable barbecue in the porch of the family's tent.
A spokesperson from the police said officers were continuing to work on the investigation with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Hannah's death is not being treated as suspicious.