Holiday stroke victim dies during mercy flight

A WOMAN who suffered a massive stroke while on holiday in Egypt has died on her way home to South Yorkshire.

Telemarketing executive Lynne Woodward, 55, was flown by air ambulance from Sharm El Sheikh to Doncaster Airport after her new boss Kevin Wallace stepped in to pay the bill, but she died during the flight.

Mrs Woodward and her husband Mike, from Brinsworth, Rotherham, were one day into their holiday when she fell ill.

She was taken to hospital, where Mr Woodward was told their holiday insurance would not cover the cost of his wife's treatment or flight as she had previously suffered a mild stroke.

Mr Wallace, managing director of All Print Supplies, said he would pay the 25,000 to bring Mrs Woodward home as well as the 2,000 euro per day care bill .

Mr Woodward, 61, said: "I am so grateful to Lynne's boss. I knew Lynne's condition was terminal but, thanks to Mr Wallace, she at least had the chance to come home."