Wed, 20 July 2022 at 1:38 pm
A “loving” British woman has died while on holiday in Turkey after she fell from a seventh-floor balcony.
Jenna Smith had been on the break for three weeks with friends and was looking to return home next week.
But the 34-year-old’s family said they were told by the Turkish embassy she had died after falling from a balcony on Sunday.
Ms Smith’s brothers have flown out to Turkey to speak to authorities to find out more information.
Paying tribute to Ms Smith, family friend Hayley Weston, who has known her since she was five, described her as “bubbly” and “loving”.
Ms Weston told the Liverpool Echo: “Jenna was well loved, bubbly, a really happy girl. She was chatty and had lots of friends. Jenna was popular, she had different friends but always had new friends because she was that outgoing.
“She was dead loving, she had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Jenna was brought up by her nan and grandad so she cared for them because her mum had passed at a young age.”
Ms Weston added: “Her main job was a carer and she worked in different care homes. That was just her, that was her loving nature.”
Ms Smith, from Waterside, Liverpool, was brought up by her nan and grandad Beryl and Alex Smith and has two brothers and a sister, Joe, Tony and Danielle.
A GoFundMe page has now been set up to help Ms Smith’s family with funeral costs and bringing her home from Turkey.
Ms Smith’s friends, Ste Pilson and Dean Ashton, are also running 20 miles in memory of her and hope the money raised will also help with bringing her home and subsequent funeral arrangements.
Family and friends are also organising a balloon release which will take place on the fields of Waterside.