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Harold Wood cyclist Amy Haskew dies after tragic accident

PUBLISHED: 09:20 13 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:20 13 May 2016

The 25-year-old rode her bike over a 2.5m drop in Australia

The 25-year-old rode her bike over a 2.5m drop in Australia

Archant

A backpacker put into an induced coma after a tragic cycling accident in Australia sadly died yesterday.

In a statement shared widely on social media yesterday, her family confirmed the terrible news, saying: “Today I share some very sad news with you. Our precious Amy died peacefully this afternoon surrounded by family & friends.

“A recent brain scan showed extensive damage so although heartbroken we are so glad she is now finally resting in peace.

“We have no regrets - she was having the best time, and is now dancing in heaven.”

The family also thanked those from across the world who had sent messages of support, saying they felt “loved and held beyond compare.”

Charlotte Ellis, a close friend of 25-year-old Amy, and the founder of a Go Fund Me page raising money to bring her home, tweeted: “Today I lost a close friend and a big piece of my heart. Thank you for all your prayers and messages last month.”

As reported in the Recorder last month, Romford Salvation Army member Amy Haskew, of Hoylake Gardens, Harold Wood, had been travelling with her boyfriend Sam since November but, while visiting Mallacoota in Australia last month, she lost control of her bike and rode over a 2.5m drop.

The former Coopers’ Company and Coborn School pupil remained in an induced coma at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Hospital for 34 days, while her family flew out to be at her side.

Please leave tributes to Amy below or email matthew.clemenson@archant.co.uk

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