Tributes paid to teenager who died at reservior

19 July 2018, 11:06

Paisley Glenburn

The family of a teenage boy whose body was recovered from a reservoir have paid tribute to their "little comedian" and said their lives will never be the same.

Ben Thomson, 14, died at Glenburn Reservoir in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on Tuesday evening.

Emergency services launched a major search operation after reports of a person in the water at the site near Braehead Road.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were sent to the scene just after 5.30pm and Ben's body was recovered at about 8.10pm that day.

In a statement issued through police his family said: "Ben was one of the kindest, sweetest, son, brother, grandson and friend that anyone could ever have.

"He was our little comedian, always cracking jokes and keeping us all amused. Our lives will never be the same."

The teenager was from the Glenburn area of the town.

Police Scotland's dive and marine unit was also involved in the search.

Officers said a post-mortem examination would take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death, but it was not being treated as suspicious.

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.