The family of a five-year-old girl who died following a canoeing accident which also claimed the lives of two young brothers have paid tribute to their "beautiful angel".
Grace Mackay lost her fight for life yesterday after Sunday's incident in the Highlands.
The primary two pupil from Muir of Ord, near Inverness, was one of six people in the boat that overturned in Loch Gairloch by Ullapool.
Grace's father and her eight-year-old sister Callie managed to swim 550 yards to the shore and raise the alarm.
"Grace was a funny, caring, thoughtful daughter and granddaughter, full of life who loved animals and being outdoors," her family said in a statement.
"She adored her family and was our beautiful angel. We are devastated by the loss of our best friend."
The youngster's headteacher also paid tribute to the Tarradale primary pupil.
Tracy Sinclair said Grace was a "happy, thoughtful little girl who was popular and well-liked by everybody".
She said: "This has come as a shock to the whole school community and we are all deeply saddened."
Stornoway coastguard was alerted to the incident at about 4.15pm on Sunday after Callie and Grace's father, named locally as Garry, made it to the shoreline.
A coastguard team, together with two police dogs and their handlers, have been searching a stretch of shoreline for the body of Mr Beaton after large-scale water and air searches were stepped down last night.
The local community has been speaking of its shock over the boating tragedy while a children's charity has set up an appeal to help the families involved.
Councillor Graham MacKenzie, whose Dingwall and Seaforth ward covers the Muir of Ord, said: "I know how terrible the community is feeling.
"It's a small community, but it's a very active one and very close-knit."
The former secondary school headteacher said: "The one thing I'm confident about is that the family will receive as much help and support as they want.
"I think that the whole notion that a young family or two young families go out on a day trip to the seaside and it ends in this fashion is just very hard to come to terms with for all of the community."
Fellow councillor Margaret Paterson said: "It's an unbelievable tragedy. My prayers are with the family and my heart goes out to them.
"There are no words that will comfort them at this time."
Cash For Kids, which raises money in partnership with radio stations across the UK, said an appeal was set up after Moray Firth Radio was inundated by callers asking how they could help the families.
Funds raised will be used to meet travel and other costs.
Police said the shoreline search for Mr Beaton will continue on Wednesday.
"There is sadly still no sign of him," the force said in a statement.
"Further searches are planned over the coming days and will continue for the foreseeable future."
A family statement said they were "utterly devastated" following the accident.
Ewen was in his first year at Teanassie primary school in the town of Beauly, near where the family lived.
Acting head teacher Alison Donald said the primary one pupil's mother Jo worked as a cleaner at the school and the thoughts of all staff were with her and the family.
A special assembly will be held and children and staff have been thinking about how they would like to remember Ewen, Mrs Donald said.
"Everyone in the school recognises Ewen as a lovely, lively, little boy who was always fun to have around.
"His younger brother Jamie always had a cheery smile when he visited the school," she said.
"We spoke with the pupils yesterday and they were very quiet, reflecting on the sad news. On Tuesday, those particularly in Ewen's class wanted to talk and share memories."
Tributes have, meanwhile, been paid to survivor Callie, who swam to shore with her father to raise the alarm.
Councillor MacKenzie said: "She must have been absolutely terrified, the poor soul. But what a brave young girl.
"I just hope she has the strength to be able to cope with the memories of that in the coming days and years.
Peter Godding, sector manager for Stornoway Coastguard, said: "It's amazing really, she swam quite a long way in the sea, which is no mean feat.
"It's pretty incredible that she did survive.
"She would have given the police certain information which they didn't have.
"The girl that survived is very courageous and very resourceful to be able to complete a 500-metre swim to shore.
"That's no mean feat for an adult but she's achieved that and managed, in combination with the other adult, to raise the alarm. She's amazing."
Police would not comment on reports last night that the children were wearing life jackets but their fathers were not.
Ewen Beaton Jr
Ewen Fraser Beaton with his sons Jamie Beaton, aged two, and Ewen Beaton, aged five
Ewen Beaton, 32, who is presumed drowned after a canoeing tragedy that claimed the lives of his two young sons and a five-year-old girl.
James Martin, head of the parent council at Teanassie Primary School, near Beauly, and Alison Donald, acting head teacher at Teanassie Primary School, give a press conference about the death of Ewen Beaton, his brother Jamie and family friend Grace Mackay in a canoeing accident on Sunday afternoon
Alison Donald, acting head teacher at Teanassie Primary School, gives a press conference about the death of Ewen Beaton, his brother Jamie and family friend Grace Mackay in a canoeing accident on Sunday afternoon
Grace MacKay, 5, who died after a canoe accident in Loch Gairloch, near Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands, on Sunday afternoon.