Paisley woman dies in Benidorm arriving for holiday with friends

A Paisley woman died in a tragic accident just hours after arriving for a holiday in Benidorm.

Marie Riley, née Maitland, died after an incident at the popular seaside resort on Monday March 7.

Heartbroken wife Lynne broke the news to friends and family on social media the following day, sparking an outpouring of grief from friends and family. Daily recording reports.

The couple, who have been married for four years, traveled to Benidorm with friends on Monday.

The pals flooded Facebook with tributes to Marie, who was described as “a beautiful kid” and “truly one in a million”.

Megan Smith said: “Lynne, I’m completely in shock. I’m so sorry. One of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever met. Please let us know if you need anything whether it be.”



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Ronetta Adams added: “Life is so cruel Lynne, take each day as it comes and take care of yourself, you have wonderful family and friends who will help you through this tragedy.

“Our thoughts are with you all, sleep well Marie, you will be greatly missed.”

May Pollock wrote: “So sorry to hear from Marie, she was an amazing person, I will never forget her, thinking of you, we are here if you need anything.”

And Savannah Boreman noted, “Love you to the moon and back Lynne, I’m still shocked beyond words but we’ll all be here when you get home.”



Heartbroken Lynne shared this snap of the pair online.
Heartbroken Lynne shared this snap of the pair online.

Neighbor Charlene Mullen, who stays next to the couple, said in a message to Marie: “We started as neighbors and became best friends.

“The laughs, jokes and sometimes cries we shared around the garden fire will live with me forever. I can’t believe I will never see you again. I am absolutely devastated for your wife. We will love you forever. Rest well beautiful.”

The newspaper has contacted Spain’s Policia Nacional to comment on their support for the family in the tourist town, a favorite with Scots seeking sunnier climes.

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) spokesperson said: ‘We are assisting the family of a British woman following an incident in Benidorm and in contact with the Spanish authorities.

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