THE devastated family of a tragic teenager who drowned in a Paisley reservoir have paid tribute to their "little comedian".

Ben Thomson died after getting into difficulty in Glenburn Reservoir on Tuesday, July 17.

A massive search was launched to save the teenager after the alarm was raised around 5.35pm.

Tragically, his body was recovered from the water around three hours later.

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In a statement his family said: "Ben was one of the kindest, sweetest son, brother, grandson and friend that anyone could ever have.

"He was our little comedian, always cracking jokes and keeping us all amused.

"Our lives will never be the same."

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

A fundraising effort launched yesterday has already raised thousands to help his heartbroken family through.