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Investigation continues into campsite death

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An investigation is continuing into what caused a campsite tragedy which has left a teenage girl dead and her family in hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.

The family of four were found unconscious in their tent at the Baron at Bucknell campsite in Shropshire just before 10am on Sunday morning.

The girl, thought to be aged 14, was pronounced dead at the scene, despite efforts by a doctor staying at the site and paramedics to revive her.

Her brother and their parents were taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Phil and Debra Wright, who own the Baron at Bucknell pub and its adjacent campsite, said the family was part of a larger group.

Mr Wright said the group had become concerned when nobody in the family's tent appeared to have woken up in the morning.

He said:"They had gone into the tent and found them all unconscious. One of the sisters came and said: 'We need an ambulance urgently'.

"There was a disposable barbecue which they had used the night before in the porch of the tent.

"It has been devastating. It is really tragic. Nobody has done anything wrong, they have just not realised the dangers of disposable barbecues."

Today the boy was described as being stable but still 'unwell' at the hospital while the man and the woman were said to be in a comfortable condition.

In a statement released this morning, Detective Inspector Gavin Kinrade from West Mercia police said: " Although our work at the scene concluded yesterday afternoon we will continue to work with the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to investigate this incident."

"We are treating the girl's death as unexplained but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

"It is therefore unlikely we will have any longer term involvement with this incident."

Margery Davies, who lives in the village, near to the campsite, described seeing the emergency services arriving.

She said the paramedics were in the tent for quite a long time which made her realise something was seriously wrong.

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