The devastated family of a Scots woman who tragically died while on holiday in Spain are desperate to bring her home. Caroline Gardiner was supposed to be enjoying some time in the sun with friends Lainey and Kerry but suddenly took ill when she came off her flight in Fuerteventura on Saturday January 15.
The 41-year-old, from Kilbirnie, was given two nebulisers in a local hospital to help her breathe and put on a drip before she was discharged later that night.
But just two days later during a sand storm on the island she suddenly struggled to breathe and was having bad chest pain.Caroline was rushed back to hospital and worked on by doctors but sadly couldn't be saved and was pronounced dead on Monday January 17 - just three days into the week long trip.Niece Adelle Collins, 35, told the Record: "On the Monday they were out and about when my auntie pretty much collapsed with breathing difficulties and pain in her chest."The ambulance took her straight back to the local hospital and they worked on her but she was pronounced dead on Monday night."It took a while to get her cause of death back but it was a cardiac arrest caused by a severe asthmatic episode due to sand storms in the area."One of the doctors who actually worked on my aunt had managed to get in touch with my gran and phoned her on the Monday night."Her friends weren't aware Caroline had passed as they weren't allowed to go with her due to Covid."A fundraiser has been launched by Adelle to help pay for Caroline's funeral and aid the cost of bringing her home as the insurance company at first refused to pay.Although Rangers fan Caroline had asthma, the health condition was completely under control and she rarely had to use her inhalers.Because there had beenRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk