THE COMMUNITY of Enniskillen and the wider student area of Dundee have been left in complete shock after the tragic death of 25-year-old Caoimhe Gault.
Caoimhe, who was brought up in Enniskillen was found dead at her student flat in Dundee on Friday.
She had been studying a BSc in Mental Health at the University of Abertay, where she had previously undertaken a BSc in Forensic Science.
Caoimhe’s heart-broken family made their way over to identify the body at the weekend and a post mortem is currently being carried out.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that the death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ and ‘as with all sudden deaths a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal’.
A part-time model Caoimhe had previously taken part in the Top Model UK competition and was a former pupil of both Mount Lourdes Grammar and Erne Integrated College. Caoimhe had been due to start a new job at a hospital in London in the next few weeks.
She is survived by her mother Tara who works in Health and Social Care and lives in Enniskillen. She took to social networking site Twitter to express her grief. In a series of Tweets she posted:
‘Please spare a thought for my daughter Caoimhe Gault who tragically died today, my heart is broken, she was my world’.
‘My daughter died today, 25, I’ve lost my daughter, friend and soul of my life’.
‘She was ready to take on the world, but it was not to be RIP’.
‘My beautiful daughter tragically taken from this life 01.03.13. Rest in Peace my angel’.
Further sympathy was expressed on Twitter from Enniskillen native Matt Fox, who is a stylist in London.
He posted: ‘RIP @caoimhegault – lovely girl, will be sorely missed x’.
Former Principal of Erne Integrated College Tom Noble paid tribute to a ‘lovely, vibrant, thoughtful, empathetic girl’ and admitted he was ‘shattered’ by the news.
“She was an absolutely lovely girl. The one thing I remember about her was she got an audition for Hollyoaks while at the school. She went away and got down to the last five. She didn’t get the part there, but they were obviously very impressed.
“She was a very dedicated, hard working and serious student. She was extremely polite and popular with her peers. I was absolutely shocked when I found out.”
An Abertay University spokesman said: ‘The university is very sorry to hear of this tragic death, and our thoughts are with Caoimhe’s friends and family at this difficult time.”
Police are continuing their investigations.
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