The family of teenage angler Jack Morrisson paid tribute to their 'beautiful angel' after his body was recovered from a lake, and now others - including his school - have too.
Jack Morrisson, 16, from Fawkham died while out fishing at lakes in Sutton-at-Hone, near Dartford.
His devastated family today released a tribute to the boy 'we loved more than words can say.'
It read: "Jack, you were like a beautiful angel that we were sent. We have been so lucky to have you and you were amazing.
"Although our hearts are broken that your life was short we want to celebrate your life that we were so blessed to be a part of.
"You were like our little golden boy, your life was so charmed and everything you wanted seemed to come to you.
"Your love of football was answered by playing for Volenti Football Academy and your weekends were spent on your one true love, fishing. You have brought so much joy to us and we feel so blessed to have had you.
"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.
"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" - Jack's family
"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."
Jack's family also expressed thanks to the emergency services for their work and support during this tragic time, particularly Dartford and District Angling and Preservation Society, Kent Search and Rescue volunteers, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, and police officers.
His school, Longfield Academy, also paid tribute today.
Principal Alex O’Donnell said: "It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the tragic loss of former Longfield Academy student Jack Morrisson.
"During his time at Longfield Academy Jack made many friends and was well liked by staff. His mature approach to life was always evident and his contribution to our end of year film was giving wise words of advice to younger students.
"We pass our sincere condolences to his family and as a community will support them and all his friends in the Academy at this sad time."
Hundreds of people have also paid tribute to Jack on social media sites.
Writing on Facebook, Graham Gibbs said: "Please spare a thought for his family as you prepare to spend Christmas with your loved ones. Jack was a tender 16 years old and he had many local friends."
Jack, who studied at Longfield Academy, was a keen West Ham fan and other people paid tribute to the teenager they affectionately dubbed 'Bubbles.'
Jill Miles tweeted: "So sad. Such a tragic loss. Our thoughts are with Bubbles' family."
The Facebook group Every Day Angler posted a tribute saying: "So young and he had yet to live a life, so sad and horrible to hear that a fellow angler has lost his life doing what we all love."
An uncle of Jack, speaking at the family's home in Fawkham this morning, said they did not wish to speak or add to what has been said on Facebook.
Jack had been reported missing at 2pm on Friday and an extensive search operation was launched, including a Kent Fire and Rescue Service drone.
But the search ended in sadness on Saturday afternoon when it was confirmed his body had been found.