A 36-year-old Lincoln teacher has died while on holiday in the Dominican Republic in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, an English teacher in Lincoln, drowned while swimming in the sea at night, close to the popular Playa Sosua, according to local TV station MusaVision.
She worked at the Priory City of Lincoln Academy on Skellingthorpe Road.
The station reports the Lincoln teacher was staying at an apartment in Calle Llibre for one week, and was due to fly back to the UK on Sunday.
It’s reported that she became separated from a 20-year-old man after being hit by a “strong wave”, inhaled water and then passed out.
Her body was taken to the Cabarete medical centre, and will later be transferred to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences in the republic.
A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “We can confirm the death of a British national, Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, in the Dominican Republic on August 3.
“We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”
A former student of the Lincoln teacher paid his tributes: “She was a loved English teacher by all. It’s such a shame this woman drowned while on holiday. My thoughts are with her family and friends.”