Family Hit Out At Ibiza Drugs Death Claims
24 September 2015, 10:31
The family of a teenager who died in Ibiza have hit out at claims her death was linked to ecstasy.
Danielle McCallum, 18, from Greenock, died in the Spanish island's Can Misses Hospital on Tuesday morning.
Medics at the hospital reportedly told media outlets it was suspected she had taken MDMA.
However her family say she had suffered a fall on Thursday and had been recovering in her hotel room since then.
Her grandfather Andy McDonald told The Scottish Sun: "The whole of Scotland think she's died taking ecstasy tablets but it's not as simple as that.
"She had been taking painkillers all weekend. She was home alone most of the time. I feel like she's been shown in a bad light and there's no truth to it. She was a lovely, gorgeous girl.''
He told the Daily Record that the cause of her death is not yet known.
He said: "We won't know for months what caused her death. It'll be four to six months before they get all the reports back.''
A post-mortem examination will be carried out by Spanish authorities.
A spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: ''We are in contact with local authorities in Ibiza following the death of a British national on September 22.
''We have met with the family and will continue to provide support at this difficult time.''
Friends have paid tribute to the teenager on Facebook.
Chloe Harper wrote: "Rest in peace beautiful! i am so thankful to have been friends with such an amazing girl like you! i am heartbroken'' while Craig Reford posted: ``You were one in a million, such an amazing girl... You will be missed, rest in peace angel''.