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Tiger attack death inquest

An inquest into the death of a zoo-keeper at a Cumbrian wild-life park is expected to be opened and adjourned this week.

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Family of tiger maul victim pay tribute

The family of Sarah McClay who was mauled to death by a tiger in Cumbria, have paid tribute to her and thanked the emergency services for their support.

The 25 year old zoo keeper was killed at South Lakes Wild Animal Park on May 24th.

Sarah's family say they are still coming to terms with their loss but wish to thank everyone for their kind words. A statement issued says:

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the valiant efforts of Cumbria Ambulance Service, the North West Air Ambulance and the Royal Preston Hospital. Investigations are ongoing and it may be sometime before a full picture emerges of what happened and how this tragic accident came to pass."

– Family statement

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