Friends and loved ones desperately tried to resuscitate a young woman who ‘fell ill’ – carrying her home to her mum – before she died.
Pals frantically tried to help ‘beautiful’ 20-year-old Aimee Letters but their efforts were in vain as she later died of a suspected drugs overdose.
She was rushed to Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital after neighbours scrambled to the scene in Dumbarton, but was declared dead, Daily Record reports.
Aimee was understood to have been at a gathering with friends on Wednesday night when she fell seriously ill.
She was carried a short walk to where her mother was staying in the Renton area of the town, where an ambulance was called but medics were unable to save her.
Connor Williams, 24, lived with Aimee for four years while he had a relationship with her older sister, Sharona Letters, also 24.
Connor said: “She was like part of the family we grew very close. I heard what had happened in a phone called I’m shocked, we all are.
“Aimee was a very friendly person and she knew just about everybody around here.
“All I know is that she’d been out on the night and something happened and she ended up in the RAH. I saw her a couple of weeks ago and she was looking good, really healthy and optimistic.
“She had a few problems but looked as though she was sorting them out.”
One neighbour witnessed the tragedy unfold in Tontine Road and said Aimee had to be carried back to her mother.
He said: “Two neighbours practically carried Aimee into the house. Next thing I heard a bang at my window, it was another neighbour asking me to call an ambulance.
“By that point one was on its way, the whole time I didn’t know what was going on but there was so much panic.
“Next thing I saw Aimee being carried out on the stretcher and I was devastated.
“I heard her mother’s partner was trying to resuscitating her even though he has a broken arm at the moment.
“I know the family well, Aimee was such a lovely girl. She would often pop into my house for a chat and a coffee. I’ll miss her so much, it’s terrible what’s happened.”
Loved ones took to social media to pay tribute to Aimee.
Danielle Quinn wrote on Facebook: “Heartbreaking. She was such a lovely girl.”
William Letters added: “RIP Aimee, terrible news. Taken far too soon.”
Chantel posted: “This is such a cruel world we live in. Rest easy Aimee Letters.”
Jasmine Sillars wrote: “Fly high Aimee. A lovely girl taken far too soon.”
A Crowdfunding page has been set up for the Letters family which has raised almost £300 in just a couple of days.
Donna Letters posted on the page: “Such a beautiful girl with a world of potential.”
Jenny Henderson added: “RIP Aimee a beautiful girl taken far too soon.”
Last night a Police Scotland spokeswomen said: “At around 10pm on December 18 police were made aware of the death of a 20-year-old woman at Tontine Park, Dumbarton.
“The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem will be carried out in due course to establish the cause of death.”
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