A nurse died on a girls' trip to Dubai after getting sick on the flight to the desert city and her family faces a $ 40,000 bill to bring back their backs to Britain.
Charlotte Carter, 30, was struck by a heart attack in the taxi to her five-star hotel after a seven-hour flight at Gatwick Airport in London.
Desperate friends watched as the mental health nurse was rushed to the hospital, where she died, despite the doctors resuscitating their "multiple times."
Carter did not travel insurance before his trip, which means his family will be forced to pay $ 40,000 to recover his body.
The sum of the eyes is believed to be made up of medical bills, repatriation fees and funeral costs – and friends have increased to raise money.
Friend Megan Boyes, who created a crowdfunding page for Carter, said, "Our beautiful friend Charlotte tragically lost her life at the age of 30."
"She was so excited to continue [vacation] to Dubai on a girls trip, but unfortunately she fell ill on the flight, which resulted in her taking to intensive care once arriving in Dubai. "
"After being resurrected several times, it unfortunately could not be saved."
"We want to help raise funds because, like many young people, Charlotte did not take out travel insurance, which means that medical bills and repatriation costs will be very high."
"Charlotte was the most caring, kind and caring person and dedicated her life to helping others as a mental health nurse. She was taken from us very young.
"Any contribution, be it big or small, will be greatly appreciated by your family and friends."
"We've changed the goal to $ 40,000. We recently discovered that this is how much it will cost to bring it back – obviously that does not include medical fees, etc., but it is another important target for us to seek out and help the Charlotte family. "
Friend Melissa Jenkins, who flew to Dubai with Charlotte, said she was "heartbroken."
She said, "Take our girl home – Charlotte Carter, we love you. Dubai will always have a piece of my heart, but it also took a piece ".
"Live your life you never know what's around the corner … always my angel xxx."
Kate George added, "We need all the help we can get. A tragedy does not even describe what happened to our lovely, spirited, lovely girl. "
A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are supporting the family of a British woman after her death in the United Arab Emirates and in contact with the authorities of the Emirates."
A page from JustGiving has raised more than $ 26,000.