A FRIEND of Apprentice finalist Camilla Ainsworth hanged herself after “freaking out” on cocaine.
Katrina Fell, 23, had a “psychotic episode” after a boozy night out with pals in Clitheroe, Lancs.
Ms Fell had slept over at a friend’s home when she became upset and began repeating “I need to go home”, an inquest heard.
She hailed a taxi but got the driver to drop her off by woodland near her house in the affluent village of Waddington.
Ms Fell was later found hanged from a tree overlooking a river.
There are no words that seem enough. I saw you 2 weeks ago and you seemed the happiest girl in the world.Camilla Ainsworth
Apprentice Star Camilla paid tribute to her waitress pal on Twitter.
She wrote: “There are no words that seem enough.
“I saw you 2 weeks ago and you seemed the happiest girl in the world.
“You’ve always had the ability to light up any room, make anyone laugh. If only you could see how many people loved you so deeply Katrina. Forever 23”
‘BUBBLY AND HAPPY’
The hearing was told how Ms Fell was described as ”bubbly and happy young woman.”
She had been due to go for a weekend away to Amsterdam and on a holiday to Portugal with family as well as discussing buying a house with her boyfriend.
But tragedy struck after a drug and drink fuelled night out at Clitheroe’s pubs and clubs on November 7 last year.
After partying, Ms Fell and her friends headed back to a pal’s flat at 2am.
Jaye Nelson, who had been with her that night, said: “There were about eight of us just drinking, talking and listening to music.
“At about half six or seven in the morning I was lying on one side of the sofa and she was sat up on the other.
”I had my eyes closed and she just frantically stood up crying, panicking out of the blue and didn’t give a reason why so I just tried to calm her down. She was crying quite a lot.
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“I hugged her and just tried calming her down asking what’s wrong but she wouldn’t tell me. I had finished talking to her and calmed her down and she left about five to 10 minutes after.
“I thought she calmed down and was normal just going to go home she hadn’t said anything so I had no clue whatsoever.
“I know she had taken some cocaine, I’m not sure how much. I would say drugs don’t help and might have caused her to freak out in such a way.”
Miss Fell was later seen outside a Sainsbury’s in Clitheroe getting into a taxi but she asked to be dropped off away from houses by Waddington Bridge and River Ribble at around 9am.
She was found 20 minutes later by a passing dog walker and was pronounced dead at Royal Blackburn hospital.
‘KIND AND CARING’
Miss Fell’s mother Angela Allen who is Chief Executive Officer of a health and wellbeing organisation told the Blackburn Inquest: “It was completely unexpected and completely out of the blue.
”I don’t think under normal circumstances without the substances that she took and what had been mixed with these, that she would have ever done this – not to herself.
“I knew she had done cocaine in the past she told me about it but I didn’t know she was doing it as regularly.
Kat was fun, kind, caring and loving and as her sister said light up every room.Angela Allen
“The only thing I can think is that the drug has caused some kind of psychotic episode.”
She added: “Kat was fun, kind, caring and loving and as her sister said light up every room.
“She had a bit of anxiety, don’t think she realised herself what a beautiful person she was.”
Miss Fell’s boyfriend Harry Devine said she sometimes regretted going out because it made her feel low the following day.
However, he was under the impression she had it “under control”.
He said in a statement: “The last text was when I wished her a good night.
“And in the morning at 1am and I got a message saying ‘Night gorge had a good night tonight – been fine though gorge. Speak to you tomorrow have just got home’.
“I was aware she had taken cocaine in the past on occasions never on a regular occurrence.”
The coroner recorded a conclusion of suicide.
There are no words that seem enough. I saw you 2 weeks ago and you seemed the happiest girl in the world. You’ve always had the ability to light up any room, make anyone laugh. If only you could see how many people loved you so deeply Katrina. Forever 239307:42 – 9 Nov 2019Twitter Ads information and privacySee Camilla Ainsworth’s other Tweets