Sarah Short, 13, is being remembered as a "caring" and "funny" teen who was "the life of the party"
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This is the first picture of a 13-year-old schoolgirl who died after falling off the roof of a Tesco Express.
Heartbroken family and friends have been paying tribute to the teen, named locally as Sarah Short, following her tragic death in Largs, North Ayrshire, just before midnight on Saturday.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
A local resident heard screams in the street and called for an ambulance after spotting Sarah, the Daily Record reports.
It is understood a nurse who happened to be passing by in a taxi stopped to perform CPR on the teen alongside an off-duty firefighter until paramedics arrived.
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Sarah's heartbroken family and friends have posted tributes on social media
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Sarah, a keen skater and scooter rider from the nearby village of Fairlie, died at the scene despite efforts to save her. Police Scotland have said her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Her grieving mum Gail has led tributes to her, sharing a Facebook photo of the pair together.
A relative wrote: "My beautiful Sarahkins."
A friend added: "Just beautiful Gail. Thinking of you all."
The Tesco Express store in Largs where Saturday night's tragedy occurred
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Devastated friends described Sarah as "caring, kind, funny and always up for anything".
A close friend wrote on Instagram:" "Never in a million years would I have to imagine writing this but sadly Sarah will be missed deeply by all of us.
"She was always the life of the party and never once failed to put a smile on my face.
"It breaks my heart knowing she’s not here anymore.
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"Sarah was caring, kind, funny and always up for anything she touched all of us deeply in our hearts. Even if you didn’t know her you would have loved her.
"If you are ever feeling hurt, sad or lonely please talk to a professional and get help you don’t understand how cared for you are.
"Be nice, words hurt, be careful with what you say.
"Stay strong. RIP Sarah Short."
Another friend wrote: "Please always check up on your pals no matter how happy they seem.
"Love u always..
"Sarah was always able to put a smile on everyone’s face she was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met.
"She was always making me laugh, never a dull moment with her.
"I'm so grateful I was able to know you and call you one of my best pals.
"Rest in peace Sarah you’ll be missed by many."
Mourners left flowers and balloons at a memorial outside the Tesco shop
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Friends held a balloon release in Sarah's memory on Sunday, and mourners sobbed as they left flowers and balloons at a memorial outside the Tesco shop.
Sarah was a student at Largs Academy. The parent council sent out a statement reading: "We are really saddened to hear the news of the death of a Largs Academy pupil.
"A letter has gone out from the school with a link for help with dealing with bereavement, and there will be a small number of staff and key professionals in the school tomorrow to provide support, you can call the school between 9.15am and 3pm to make an appointment to see someone."
A shaken resident who called 999 said they heard a noise outside their home and then "lots of screaming".
The resident said: "It was awful. I saw the girl lying on the pavement and shouted out the window that I was phoning an ambulance.
"A nurse even jumped out of a taxi and tried doing CPR while the ambulance was on its way.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 11:45pm on Saturday, 19 June, 2021, police were made aware a 13-year-old girl had been injured after falling from the roof of a building in Aitken Street, Largs.
"Emergency services attended and the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Enquiries are ongoing, however, there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death."