An ambulance worker who was studying to become a paramedic has died suddenly at the age of 24.
Georgia Barron, of Wallsend, North Tyneside, passed away on Saturday (May 15), leaving family, friends and colleagues in shock.
She had worked with the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for two years as an ambulance care assistant and was studying to become a paramedic.
Among the tributes, Georgia’s family said she loved every day of working for the ambulance service, reports the Chronicle Live.
She gained an entry level to apply for Sunderland University and, with encouragement from her colleagues, she was offered a place to study paramedic science.
Georgia had recently passed all of her first-year exams and began her placements with the emergency care teams at NEAS.
NEAS has said Georgia had built a network of friendships and will be “greatly missed” by staff, students and patients alike.
A spokeswoman said: “We regret to announce the death of valued friend and colleague, Georgia Barron.
“Georgia was an ambulance care assistant on our patient transport service, studying to be a paramedic.
“Her family tell us how excited she was to begin her career as a paramedic and how she loved every day at NEAS.
“Georgia had worked for the trust for two years and had built a network of friendships across our service, as well as with her fellow students.
“Georgia will be greatly missed and on behalf of everyone here at NEAS, including our patients and the communities we serve, we offer our sincere condolences to the family.
“This will deeply affect many people within our service and we are supporting our staff and students during this very sad time.”
The circumstances surrounding Georgia’s death have not yet been revealed.