Tributes have come pouring in for "dancing angel" after her body was recovered from the water in West Dunbartonshire yesterday. 

The girl was pulled out of the River Leven nearby Balloch Bridge around 9.45pm last night. 

An emergency search was launched on Sunday afternoon after reports of a child in difficulty in the water. 

Now, friends and family have paid tribute to young Ava Gray, after the girl was named locally. 

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Dance teacher at Full Out studio in Dumbarton, Holly Douglas, wrote: "My dancing angel I am heartbroken.

"Words can't describe the way I feel Ava we all love you so so much you will never be forgotten at Full Out you will always be part of our team and our family.

"The world is a cruel place thinking of all the family right now, Ava I love you so so much."

A friend added: "I am truly gutted for my best friend.

"No kid should ever go out and never come home!

"Thinking of all the family and friends of Ava - she was one in a million."

One social media user wrote: "Absolutely heartbreaking such a beautiful girl, thinking of the family and all the girls at dancing."

Another added: "So sorry to read this thinking of you all and Ava's family at this really difficult time a beautiful girl taken far too soon."