The family of a toddler who died after being found unresponsive in a lake said he ‘filled our hearts with joy and happiness’ in his ‘short but amazing life’.
Two-year-old Greyson Birch was pulled from Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve shortly after 8.20pm on May 30 after being found unresponsive in the water.
The little boy was named by police on Monday, with his devastated family issuing a touching tribute to their ‘light and life’.
‘His memory will remain always and live through the smiles and joy of each individual who had the pleasure of meeting him,’ added his family.
‘His bubbly personality that filled all our hearts with joy and happiness will linger in this world.’
An 18-year-old man from Southampton, who police say is known to the boy, was arrested and bailed until June 27.