Tributes To Kent Teen Found Dead

19 December 2016, 12:33 | Updated: 19 December 2016, 12:40

The family of a teenage boy whose body was discovered in a fishing lake near Dartford have spoken of their loss, saying their "hearts are broken''.

Sixteen-year-old Jack Morrisson was reported missing on Friday afternoon after reportedly going fishing on lakes at Sutton-at-Hone.

A major search was launched, and stretches of the lakes sealed off to the public. The teenager's body was found by rescue teams on Saturday.

Police say they are not treating his death as suspicions.

Paying tribute, relatives of Jack said his "one true love'' was spending weekends fishing. He was also a keen footballer, playing for Violenti Football Academy.

The teenager's relatives said: "Although your life was short it was full. You had achieved so much and were on a path to success.

"Your life was not a waste and the last year you had become so funny, constantly making us laugh, and thank you God for that, as we now have so many stories to share of your cheeky jokes.

"That is what is keeping us strong, the thought of your happy laughing face that we love more than words can say.

"Our lives will never be the same now, without you here with us, and although we never thought there really were angels, now we do as it's the only explanation for such a beautiful amazing boy.

"We love you so much Jack and we can't even begin to put in to words the love and the pride you have given to us being in your life.

"Thank you so, so much for letting us be part of your life, our perfect angel Jack, aka the cheekiest, funniest, strongest amazing boy we have ever had the pleasure to have known.

"We are just so lucky to have had you in our life for the time that we did, love from your family.''

Kent Police said a report was now being prepared for the coroner. Jack's family thanked emergency and volunteer rescue teams, and groups including Dartford and District Angling and Preservation Society.