x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Tributes for British stewardess who fell from UAE high-rise

Evelyn Clarke, 28, from Scotland, died after falling from a high rise building on Sunday.

DUBAI // Tributes have poured in for a Scottish woman who died on Sunday after falling from a high-rise building.

Investigations are continuing into the death of Evelyn Clarke, 28, who worked for Emirates airline as a flight attendant.

More than 600 people have "liked" a Facebook memorial page set up after her death.

Scores of heartfelt messages have been left by friends and former colleagues of Ms Clarke.

A message from administrators of the group says: "This is the way Evelyn looked at life, always smiling, always happy. She wanted to travel the world and see as much as possible, she couldn't get enough of it.

"Her positive attitude and energy could light up the whole sky. Those who have met her will never forget her."

Friends exchanged stories about Ms Clarke, such as when she offered to pay for a passenger's dog so it could return with its owner, or how she used to refer to her Emirates headwear as a crown.

"She truly was an amazing women with a great big heart," said one friend, Michelle Calder. "Always putting others first."

An Emirates spokesman said: "While investigations continue, our sympathies go out to her family, who are currently being supported by our staff welfare team."

A spokesman for Dubai Police could not be reached for comment on the stage of the investigation.

The UK's foreign and commonwealth office said they were aware of the death of a British national in Dubai and were providing consular assistance.

mcroucher@thenational.ae