Family tribute to Sheffield sisters who died in Vietnam

The devastated family of two Sheffield sisters who died while on a backpacking tour of Asia have paid tribute to their adventurous spirit and love of life.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 27th February 2016, 1:55 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th February 2016, 3:00 pm
Pictured are Isobel Mackensie Squire(left) and Beth Beth Anderson (right)
Pictured are Isobel Mackensie Squire(left) and Beth Beth Anderson (right)

Beth Anderson, 24, and her sister Isobel Mackensie Squire, 19, have been confirmed by the Foreign Commonwealth Office as two of the three young people whose bodies were found in Vietnam yesterday (Friday 26 February).

The sisters (pictured), from the Ecclesall area of Sheffield, were almost seven weeks into a tour of South East Asia when their bodies were found at the Datanla Waterfalls in the Da Lat area of Vietnam.

A spokeswoman for Beth and Isobel’s family said that their lives would never be the same again.

She added: “Two bright lights have gone out. They shone brightly for 24 and 19 years for everyone who loved and adored them and everyone who came into contact with them.

“Sisters, Beth and Izzy were living a life of adventure and did so, right to the end.”

Police in Vietnam have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

Specially trained officers from South Yorkshire Police are supporting the family and are working alongside the FCO to establish the full circumstances.

The family has asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time.