Tributes paid to ‘wonderful’ teen, 14, pulled from lake throughout heatwave


Lewis Sekyireh, 14, was enjoying with mates at a lake in Cheshunt, Lea Valley about 5.20pm on Monday.

Cheshunt Lakes

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The “well-mannered” footballer, rapper and church drummer vanished beneath the water, sparking a frantic search involving helicopters and police divers.

Witnesses mentioned the boy went into the lake however failed to return again to the floor. {The teenager}’s lifeless physique was discovered six hours later.

Tezel Dogullari, Lewis’ soccer coach at Limitless Soccer Academy, instructed the Normal: “I noticed his dad and mom yesterday, they’re devastated as they misplaced their solely son. All of it occurred so instantly.

“I’ve recognized him for over two years, he was a pleasure to teach, he was respectful, all the time filled with power and made us all chuckle.”

Lewis was a gifted rapper, drummer and footballer

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He added: “Lewis was such a well-mannered younger man together with his unforgettable power and charisma.

“Lewis had a variety of potential in soccer however his actual love was music, he was a younger gifted rapper and an unimaginable drummer the place he performed at church.

“He had respect for his elders on the identical time he was an incredible teenager that might gentle up any room together with his smile. He was an actual pleasure to be round.

“Lewis will stay in our hearts for all the enjoyment he introduced into our lives, as for the ache we’re all experiencing proper now’s unexplainable.”

A GoFundMe for his funeral prices has raised greater than £1,200.

The tributes got here after the physique of one other man has been present in a west London lake on Tuesday.

Emergency companies spent seven hours looking at Bedfont Lakes Nation Park, in Feltham, after the person in his 20s entered the water about 5pm and didn’t return.

A Scotland Yard spokesman mentioned a search – supported by the Nationwide Police Air Service and Marine Policing Unit – was carried out.

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