Katrina Fell, 23, hanged herself after ‘freaking out’ on cocaine
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.
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.
“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.