The saddest journey a parent can make is the journey to their child's funeral. Today the parents of Conor McColl made that journey, together with the rest of his family and many, many friends.
It's now nearly three weeks since the 15-year-old from Luton drowned while swimming in open water.
Many more mourners were waiting for the cortege, led by two white horses, to arrive at the town's cemetery.
So many wished to pay their respects that several dozen had to listen to the service from outside the chapel. Many chose to wear specially made t-shirts in his honour.
Conor's death at Clophill Lake in Bedfordshire on July 25th was one of several drownings in the region during the recent heatwave.
The same day rescue teams recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy from the River Ouse in Hartford near Huntingdon.
The next day, a 61-year-old man drowned in the Blue Lagoon Lake near Bletchley.
On Sunday 27th July a 57-year-old canoeist died at Sixfields lake in Northampton.
And last week the Blue Lagoon near Bletchley claimed its second victim - a woman who had been rescued from the lake on Wednesday, but died in hospital two days later.
Today it was the turn of Conor's family to publicly mourn his loss. The funerals of the other four victims will be held in due course.