Tributes have poured in for 12-year-old Kirkburton Middle School pupil Isaac Nash who is feared drowned off the coast of Aberffraw beach.

There was a heartfelt message on social media from his nana, Suzanna Lewis of Highburton who loved him so much along with her husband Howard, a recently retired firefighter.

Suzanna wrote: “Energy for life. He emitted a life force which energised you both mentally and physically. Loved all sports, excelled at football, cricket and taekwondo ready to achieve a black belt at 13 and recently joined a running club.

“He just loved playing games from hide and seek to Monopoly and Risk. Jenga was the last game we all played while on a family holiday at Ireby.

“Loved cats and they warmed to him! Very positive guy. Failing wasn’t on his radar. Constantly creative and forward thinking.

“Big smile and a happy heart. Humorous and liked to tease a little. Liked to do and experience new challenges. Never still constantly thinking or doing and achieving

 

“Very sociable guy. Had great empathy, he would put his arm round you if you were sad and console you. A risk taker always pushing the boundaries. Determined with leadership qualities. Loved new experiences with friends and family alike. A great warmth and vitality which was invigorating and energising.

“He had thick fair hair, tall and slim and very handsome guy with enormous, expressive blue eyes and a winning smile. He was the type of guy who could go to his mates’ birthday party in a purple green spotted onesy outfit and still pull the girls!

“We must remember in his final moments he was trying to fight wave after wave and reach safety and we must try to do the same. We loved him so much”.

And the Phantom Tiger Taekwondo in Huddersfield added their tribute.

“It is with great sadness that the coaches of Phantom Tiger Taekwondo announce the tragic loss of club member, Isaac Nash, 12.

“Isaac was a fantastic member of the club and a pleasure to instruct. He gave everything to his training, always looking for new techniques and ways to improve, and always with a smile.

Isaac Nash enjoyed taekwondo
Isaac Nash enjoyed taekwondo
 

“Not only did he work hard to improve his own taekwondo, he showed himself to be a great teacher, always happy to help other students, both juniors and seniors, from white belt to black belt.

“Isaac was a loving brother, son and friend to many. He taught us all a great many things and he will be greatly missed by everyone at the club.

“Our love and best wishes go out to all of Isaac’s family and friends at this difficult time, we are here to help in any way that we can.

“Isaac, you demonstrated all of the tenets of taekwondo, it was our pleasure to train with you and we will remember you always.

* A lantern event for all Isaac’s friends and relatives will be held on Monday evening at 6pm at Highburton Recreation Ground”.