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Woman dies after tiger attack

A zoo worker who was injured in a tiger attack at an animal park in Dalton-in-Furness has died, Cumbria Police said. The 24 year old woman was in the tiger's enclosure when she was mauled by the animal at South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

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Family set up memorial fund after tiger tragedy

The family of a woman who was mauled to death by a tiger has thanked the public for their support and sympathy.

Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park, in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria on Friday afternoon.

The family said in a statement released through Cumbria Police:

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 some time before a full picture emerges of what happened and how this tragic accident came to pass.

In memory of Sarah we are supporting her greatest passion, red squirrel conservation. With this in mind, should you wish to contribute to Sarah's Memorial, a donations page has been set up which ensures your money will reach conservation efforts that Sarah was involved in.

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