15 year-old sudden death: police launch investigation

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A teenager has died after falling ill while staying at a holiday cottage in Staithes during a family holiday.

The 15 year-old girl’s family and paramedics battled to save her after being called just after 9am last Tuesday.

Police say there were reports she was seriously ill and the Great North Air Ambulance was called upon with the intention of taking her to James Cook hospital but she was pronounced dead at 12.55pm.

The sudden death is unexplained and being investigated by the Coroner with support from police and medical professionals but it is not being treated as suspicious.

She was from Pontypridd in Wales.