Our readers pay tribute to Scarborough Ambulance worker who has died after contracting coronavirus

Yesterday the news broke that two long-serving Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff members had died from coronavirus.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 10:11 am

An Advanced Emergency Medical Technician from Scarborough and Specialist Paramedic from Calderdale, West Yorkshire - whose families have asked are not named - sadly passed away in hospital on Tuesday 28 and Thursday April 30 respectively,

Both of the staff had worked 'tirelessly for many years serving their local communities' and were married with families.

The readers of The Scarborough News have paid tribute to them on our social media page, these are just some of them:

Stock image. JPI Media/ James Hardisty

Tracey Newlove said: "Heroes in heaven."

Valerie Botterill added: "So very sad. R.I.P. Condolences to both families and colleagues at this devastating time."

Joanne Whitaker wrote: "So sad. Deepest condolences to all the family and friends and thank you for your service. RIP and fly high."

Linda Lakin-Giles said: "God bless them and their families. One paramedic worked alongside my nephew. My heart goes out to these and others on the frontline."

Jamie Chittenden wrote: "RIP and thank you so much for your service, love and prayers to the families."

Sammi Lee added: "So sad. Sending heartfelt condolences to their families and work colleagues."

Karen Noble said: "Just heartbreaking I can’t help but cry. It’s so so sad."

Rosie Pither wrote: "So sad no way to finish your lives always helping others. RIP."

A statement from Yorkshire Ambulance Service yesterday said: "On behalf of everyone at YAS, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to their families.

"We know that many people within the Trust are affected by this very tragic news and we are supporting our staff at this very difficult time.

"We ask that the wishes of the families for privacy are respected."

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