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Lincoln doctor dies on holiday abroad

Barathi Ravikumar, a doctor and partner at the Bracebridge Heath GP surgery in Lincoln, has died in an accident while on holiday abroad with her family.

The 39-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene after drowning near the Playa Paraiso resort in Tenerife at around 6pm on Sunday, April 6.

Dr Ravikumar and a 42-year-old woman, Uma Ramalingam, a doctor from Cheshire, died when trying to rescue their children who had been swept away by a wave, according to reports.

A third woman, 38, and two children aged 10 and 14, were rescued out of the water and are recovering.

Tenerife authorities believe all those involved in the incident are part of the same extended family.

The Heath Surgery, where Dr Ravikumar worked, said in a statement: “During her short time with the practice she was passionate about making a difference to healthcare in Lincolnshire and specialised in working with Looked After Children.”

Dr Ravikumar leaves behind a husband and two children. She joined the city practice in 2011 and became a partner in 2012.

Dr Mohammed Zubair Qureshi, Dr Ashfaq Qureshi and Dr Rama Srinivasan, partners at the Heath Practice said: “It is with great sadness and shock that our Practice has learned of the tragic death of Dr Barathi Ravikumar, a hardworking and dedicated GP.

“She always worked in the best interests of patients and was a wonderful colleague and friend for over three years. She will be greatly missed by us and all our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends at this very sad time.”