Community tributes have continued to pour in for tragic Isaac Nash - and plans for a skatepark in his memory are already off the ground.
Twelve-year-old Isaac is missing feared drowned after he got into difficulties in the sea of Anglesey with his brother Xander, who was rescued.
The tragic news has devastated his parents Adam and Zoe Nash who bravely attended a lantern and balloon ceremony at Highburton on Monday night, which was supported by many hundreds of people.
Adam, who previously spoke of the harrowing moments he found out Isaac was missing at sea, said: “Thank you for all the support, you’re keeping us going.”
The community of Kirkburton has united in sorrow and friends organised the tribute themselves which was attended by nearly 1,000 people.
The lantern ceremony raised £700 for the RNLI whom the family praised for their efforts.
Dafydd Robert Griffiths, of Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, said: “On behalf of all of the crew at Trearddur Bay lifeboat station, I’d just like to say how sorry we are for your loss. We were involved in the search for Isaac. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling I only know how much this has affected us all at the station. He looked like such a lovely young man. Our thoughts are with you always.”
School friends of Isaac spoke passionately about their ‘mischievous friend, who had the best smile’ at Monday’s ceremony in his memory.
It is hoped they will organise further tributes to their friend including a football tournament on Isaac’s birthday.
They also told how he was a keen runner and had recently joined Longwood Harriers.
Isaac’s grandad Howard Lewis told how the skate park for Isaac ‘will happen’ and that a committee has already been set up.
Howard posted on his Facebook page: “We have set up an organisational meeting to develop a skatepark, public meetings will follow.
“We have the head of the Kirkburton First School on board, some of the governors are involved and leading the movement and the local councillor, who saw through the development of the Lepton skatepark from start to finish, is also involved.
“We have to set up a charity or charitable trust, I’m looking into this now and Isaac’s mates are designing a logo for this.
“So it’s more than an idea, it’s happening!”
Specialist counsellors were on hand at Kirkburton Middle School on Tuesday as Year 6 pupils were welcomed for the first time.
Among those starting the school was Isaac’s brother Xander - who himself was rescued from the waves and was uninjured.
Isaac was due to start his third and final year at the middle school on Wednesday.
Chief Insp Simon Barrasford, of North Wales Police, said the search was continuing around the beach and coastline.