Ramona was on holiday in Tenerife with friends
Ramona Fagan, 21, from Cork, Ireland, was killed in the accident on Wednesday despite efforts to revive her by resort staff. Heartbroken friends and family have paid tribute to a “kind hearted” young woman who died after plunging from a balcony in Tenerife just days in to her holiday .
Her Facebook page has been flooded with messages as word filtered through about her death.
One friend said she was shocked by the sudden passing of a young woman who was so vibrant and full of life.
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She wrote: “You never really know what’s around the corner. Such a sweet beautiful and genuine girl.”
It is expected that Ramona’s remains will be brought home over the next few days.
Another friend spoke of how caring Ramona was and remembered the laughs they had over the years.
The pal said: “People need to know how much of a loving kind hearted person you were. You were the best friend to me for years. Been through so much together.
“Don’t think we were never not laughing when we were together. Have the best memories of my life with ya and I’m so glad I have had the pleasure to grow up with you.”
Another said: “A gorgeous young girl with a contagious smile. Thinking of your family and big group of friends. A sad day for the parish.”
Ramona was a former pupil of Mayfield Community School in the city.
It is believed that she had moved out to the Canary Islands with a pal earlier this month with the intention of staying there for about six weeks.
The Department of Foreign Affairs contacted gardai in Cork on Wednesday night in relation to the fatal accident. They are providing consular assistance to the family.
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Ramona’s death comes just weeks after it was revealed that more than five Irish people were killed overseas every week last year.
Independent.ie revealed that 2015 was sadly a record year- with 263 Irish dying abroad.
Spain was the most common place for Irish people to die overseas in 2015- accounting for 65 of those deaths.
The Department of Foreign Affairs urged people to be prepared in case of a worse case scenario.