Close childhood friend of Sian Marshall-Plewes pays tribute to Lincoln teacher
One of Sian Marshall-Plewes' childhood friends has paid tribute to the Lincoln schoolteacher following her death in the Dominican Republic last week.
Sian was on holiday in the Dominican Republic when, in the early hours of Saturday, August 3, drowned while swimming in the sea. She was just 36-years-old.
Now, close childhood friend Nicola Summers has told the Echo how Sian was "a rock" and had an "enormous group of friends" when the pair grew up in Germany.
Speaking to the Echo, Nicola said: "I was at school with her Sian Germany for about three years. It was a school for Armed Forces children.
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"I was in certain classes with her. She was a very bubbly and bright girl and had an enormous group of friends - several of which will be spread across the UK and even across the world.
"Unfortunately, I lost touch with Sian several years ago when she moved house in Lincoln. But I was only thinking about her last month when I got back in touch with another friend.
"Sian was a great friend in the time that I knew her.
"She was a rock, a very good listener, fun, bubbly and very well liked."
It is believed Sian, a former English teacher at Priory City of Lincoln Academy, was ready to restart her life in the Dominican Republic. She had planned to move to the Caribbean next month.
It is thought Sian was swimming with a man named locally as Jose Manuel Cordero at the time before being hit by a strong wave. She inhaled water before passing out.
Her body floated to shore soon after.
An RIP Sian Marshall-Plewes page has been launched on social network site Facebook. It has attracted more than 1,500 likes.