The funeral of a family doctor from Lincoln who drowned on holiday in Tenerife has taken place today.
Doctor Barathi Ravikumar, who was a partner at South Park and The Heath Surgeries, in Bracebridge Heath, died after getting into difficulties at the Playa Paraiso resort as she went to rescue children who'd been swept into the sea.
Her relative Uma Ramalingam, a consultant obstetrician, also drowned.
Tributes are being paid to a Lincoln GP who has died on the holiday island of Tenerife. Doctor Barathi Ravikumar who worked at the Bracebridge Heath health centre lost her life along with another person after trying to rescue two children who had been swept away by a wave.
The two women who drowned in Tenerife rescuing children appeared to have been "dragged into the sea by a wave," a Guardia Civil spokeswoman has said.
"We can confirm that both were British and both were relatives, although we are not certain how they were related at the moment," the spokesperson added.
"She will be greatly missed by us and all our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends at this very sad time".
Officials from Lincolnshire West CCG and NHS England said they were "saddened" by the news and will work very closely with patients and staff at the practice and offer them any support that they need.
A woman from Lincoln has drowned in Tenerife after trying to rescue two children who had been swept away by a wave.
Thirty-nine year old Barathi Ruvikumar, was on holiday with Uma Ramalingam, a 42-year-old hospital consultant from Altrincham.
The women were pronounced dead on Sunday evening, after getting into difficulties during their rescue attempt off the coast of Playa Paraiso, to the southwest of the island.
A third woman, aged 38, who has not been named, survived along with the two children, aged 10 and 14, after being pulled out of the water by rescuers.