Tributes were paid yesterday to a Birmingham teenager who drowned after heavy rain and flash floods at a popular holiday resort in Turkey.
Staff at Kayleigh Lavill's school in the city described the 17-year-old as a "popular and vibrant" student who would be sorely missed.
A post-mortem examination was being carried out on the youngster, from Castle Vale after her death in the town of Bodrum, in southwest Turkey on the Aegean coast.
Kayleigh (pictured) is said to have slipped and been swept away after ignoring warnings not to cross a swollen stream.
Severe weather conditions in the resort had caused streams to overflow, engulfed several hotels and houses and sunk fishing boats.
Her body was discovered shortly afterwards, just over a mile away.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said that details of an autopsy and when her body would be brought back to the UK would not be made public. But an inquest was likely to be held in the UK, she added.
"We are in touch with next of kin and providing consular assistance," she said.
Floral tributes were placed outside the front garden of the teenager's home and her family were said to be too upset by the tragedy to comment.
Kayleigh, who used to play for Aston Villa Ladies football team, was on a two-week holiday in Turkey when she died.
She went to Turkey twice a year with her aunt and had considered moving there, according to one of her friends.
Charlie Coley, also 17, said: "I saw her last Monday, a couple of days before she went on her holidays and she was really looking forward to it. She loved the place and loved the people."
She added: "Kayleigh was a lovely girl, so popular and got on with everyone.
"She was just a really nice person and a bit of a tomboy who was into her sport, especially football.
"At school, she loved doing PE and got on really well with all the teachers."
Kayleigh left Castle Vale School and Specialist Performing Arts College in July this year.
Deputy head teacher Richard Bennett said in a statement that news of her death had been greeted with great sadness.
He added: "She was a popular and vibrant member of this school and will be fondly remembered by both staff and pupils.
" Kayleigh had an extremely pleasant personality and a mind of her own which she was able to combine into one. She could be sensitive and thoughtful when it was appropriate to be so and yet gave strong opinions on topics which interested her.
"She had a wide circle of friends and got on equally well with all those she met."
Kayleigh had been a house captain during her time at the school and was described as an "all-rounder" who was willing to help with anything if asked.
Mr Bennett added: "Kayleigh always aimed to do her best and this showed in her commitment and achievements to work and school.
"Kayleigh did extremely well and left with 12 GCSE awards, of which nine were at or above C grade.
"She received many awards and commendations for academic, sporting and general work. Kayleigh had everything to live for. We are certain her future would have been bright and successful.
"Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this most difficult of times."