British teacher drowns in sea on holiday in Dominican Republic

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British teacher drowns on Caribbean holiday in Dominican Republic

A British woman has drowned while swimming in the sea on holiday in the Dominic Republic.

Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, 36, drowned while swimming near Sosua Beach at 4am on the northern coast of the Caribbean island.

It is thought she was with a male friend, 20-year-old Jose Manuel Cordero, at the time of her death.

The Mirror reports that Sian became separated from Jose after being hit by a "strong wave", and inhaled water before passing out.

According to ITV News, a statement from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) said: "We can confirm the death of a British national, Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, in the Dominican Republic on 3 August.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

Friends and family have been paying their respects on a Facebook tribute page.

One student, Danielle Jenkinson, told the Lincolnshire Echo: "She was more of a friend and a mother figure than a teacher.

"As pupils we could go to her about anything and everything. That could include any problems outside of school.

"She was the most amazing person and a brilliant teacher."

Ms Marshall-Plewes had booked an apartment in Calle Llibre for a week, and was due to fly home to England on Sunday.

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