British teacher drowns on Caribbean holiday

A British woman has died while in the Carribean, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has confirmed.

Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, an English teacher in Lincolnshire, drowned while swimming in the sea near Sosua Beach in the Dominican Republic, according to the Lincolnshire Echo.

Pupils paid tribute to Ms Marshall-Plewes on a Facebook tribute page.

One tribute read: "A lovely lady that gave all her time to the students and will never be forgotten - thoughts are with your family."

In a statement, an FCO spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national, Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, in the Dominican Republic on August 3.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."