“The world has lost a beautiful person,” say friends of mother who died during a diving holiday in Scotland.
Linda Fentum, of Worcester Road, Malvern, was found dead after being reported missing while diving off the coast of Sutherland at Kinlochbervie.
The inquest into the death of the 64-year-old professional water fortune teller will take place next week.
Linda’s friend and fellow dowser Steve Dawson said he was still shocked by her death and that she was far too young.
Dawson said, “The world has lost a beautiful person full of warmth and adventure.
“She will be sadly missed by many people and groups across England and especially the BSD Water Dowsing Group.
“The world needs good water and soon Linda is said to have gone to Africa with a charity called Village-Water to help locals find good drinking water.
“Unfortunately, her skills and passion are already missed by everyone.”
The mother and grandmother, also known as Linda Prenter, was an avid diver who loved to travel abroad.
While diving off the coast of Scotland, she never resurfaced.
Her body was later found after police searched for the missing diver.
An old friend and fellow water fortune teller and archaeological dowser John Baker had also paid tribute to Linda.
Mr Baker, from Kent, said: “She is greatly missed by myself and everyone she came into contact with.
“It’s a terrible, terrible loss.
“When she wasn’t on duty she was a lot of fun and when she was on duty she worked as a trooper.
“She was a very, very quiet person, but in her profession she was very thorough.
“She would just work from the moment she got up to the moment she fell in bed.
“Linda was non-stop, on the go all the time.
“During the events, they would dance or have ceilidhs and she would throw herself into it.
“She was very nice. Linda worked hard and she played hard.
“She was one of the best water fortune tellers and there is a huge gap in the world of water sensing.”
Police Scotland released a statement last year when Linda’s body was discovered following an emergency search.
“Following searches off the coast of Sutherland near Kinlochbervie, a body believed to belong to a diver who was reported missing on Thursday, July 1, has been recovered this afternoon.
“The diver’s next of kin have been notified and are being supported by officers.”
The survey will take place at the Redditch Registration Office on Monday, January 24.