A four-year-old British boy has drowned while on holiday on the Greek island of Rhodes.
Corban Barrett, from Stoke-on-Trent, was pulled from a pool at the Blue Bay Hotel, Ialyssos, on Saturday and died a short time later.
The youngster, who it is thought had twin older brothers and a newborn sibling, was on holiday with his grandparents when the tragedy happened.
Corban's mother flew out to the island and was understood to be returning with her son's body to the UK today.
David Sutton, who knows the family and lives locally, said: "He was just a nice little boy.
"The community is very close-knit and we are all very sad.
"We hope the family can eventually get over it. It's a tragedy and we feel for them."
Mr Sutton said he thought Corban's grandparents had taken him on holiday to give his mother a rest while she looked after the new baby.
The family organised the trip through tour operator Thomas Cook.
In a statement last night, the firm said: "Thomas Cook can confirm that a child, who tragically drowned in an accident at the Blue Bay Hotel, Rhodes, was travelling with his family on a Thomas Cook holiday.
"The company would like to express its deepest sympathy, and that its thoughts are with the family.
"Thomas Cook's team in Rhodes are working closely to support the family at this difficult time."