The headteacher of Rushmore Primary School in Hackney, London, said he was devastated by the news that 5-year-old Lara Lewis was killed off the coast of Portugal yesterday. Ian Mullaney said:
"We are devastated to hear the news about Lara. She was a delightful young girl from a lovely family and this has come as a huge shock to the whole Rushmore community.
Lara was a bright, friendly and positive girl who was well liked by her teachers and classmates. It is a tragedy and the news is just sinking in for all of us."