A 17-year-old girl has tragically died in an accident in Tenerife. Her grieving family are trying to raise money to bring home her body to the UK.

Leah Wilson is believed to have been holidaying with her family on the Spanish island when she tragically died on Monday this week.

Her devastated family, from Bridgwater, are having to raise funds through an online appeal in order to secure the £10,000.

The Facebook fundraising appeal, called Bring Leah Wilson Home, www.facebook.com/Bring Leah Wilson Home has seen both donations and tributes pouring in for the teenager.  Total raised so far £11,450. 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.’

A description of the fundraising page reads,

‘We are raising money to bring Leah home from Tenerife as she has sadly passed away due to a tragic accident.”

Leah’s older sister, Kayleigh Wilson, shared an emotional tribute on Facebook, writing,

“Beautiful, funny, intelligent, loud and crazy. My amazing little sister. My boys’ auntie.

“How the world can take you at 17. I love you with all my heart. I feel like I can’t breath. I will always love you and so will your nephews.

“Far too young to be taken from us, you had your whole life ahead of you. Your dream career. Everything.

“I’m just expecting you to walk back through that door and give me some mouth. I love you Leah Wilson.”

Donations can be made to the fundraising appeal Bring Leah Wilson Home www.facebook.com/Bring Leah Wilson Home on Facebook.

Our condolences go out to Leah’s family as this very sad time.

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