Two brothers who died after their canoe capsized in a sea loch off the West Coast of Scotland have been named as Jamie Beaton, aged two, and five-year-old Ewen Beaton.
Their identities were revealed as rescue crews said they had stood down today's search for their 32-year-old father, Ewen Fraser Beaton, who is feared to have died alongside his two young sons.
In a statement the family said: "We are utterly devastated by what has happened and the loss of our beautiful little boys.
"We appreciate all that has and is being done by emergency services to find their adoring father, Ewen.
"It is too difficult to say anything more at this time and we would appreciate our family being left in peace to grieve our terrible loss."
The brothers died in hospital after being rescued by helicopter from Loch Gairloch, where their six-man canoe overturned during fine weather conditions on Sunday afternoon.
Five-year-old Ewen was a primary one pupil at Teanassie Primary School, near Beauly, which is about 10 miles west of Inverness.
Highland Council said his brother was due to start nursery at the 61-pupil school at the end of the year.
James Martin, chairman of the school's parent council, said: "The school community is devastated by this tragic news.
"The Beatons are a well-known and highly respected family and the impact of their loss will be felt throughout the community."
The children's mother is being comforted by police liaison officers and close family.
Another family - two girls and their father - were also on board the canoe, which belonged to one of the families, when it capsized in an area of water near the Big Sands caravan site, during what was understood to be a day trip from Beauly and Muir of Ord.
It is unknown what caused the vessel to turn over. Weather conditions were good on Sunday, with light winds and calm seas.
One of the girls, aged five, was airlifted to Broadford Hospital in Skye after being rescued from the loch. She has since been transferred to Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow, where she remains seriously ill.
Her father, 35, who managed to swim ashore with his other daughter, aged eight, is at her bedside.
The little girl and her father reached the shore unscathed and ran to nearby houses shouting for help, triggering the emergency response on Sunday.
Sky News Scotland correspondent James Matthews described what happened. "The father went to a house nearby and - I'm led to believe - collapsed on the front lawn shouting for help," he said.
Matthews added: "While this is clearly a story of terrible tragedy, it is something of a tale of remarkable survival on the part of the eight-year-old in particular, who must have swum something like 200 or 300 metres to safety on the shore."
Police called the girl "extremely courageous".
The children were reportedly wearing buoyancy aids, but not the type that keeps a person afloat and upright in the event of unconsciousness.
The adults in the Canadian-style open canoe are understood not to have been wearing life jackets.
Both families involved are from the Black Isle in the North of Scotland.
James Cameron, 34, who co-runs the Sands Caravan and Camping site in Gairloch, Wester Ross, told how he and a friend became involved in Sunday's rescue mission and managed to locate the five-year-old girl in the water.
He said: "We were just coming in [from a boat trip] and heard there was a girl missing, so we went out and actually found her.
"We found her face down, she was unconscious. She had her buoyancy aid on, it was keeping her afloat but it wasn't keeping her head out the water."
They tried to resuscitate her before she was taken to hospital.
Murdo Macaulay, of Stornoway Coastguard, earlier said it was not yet known what caused the boat to capsize.
He told Sky News: "The area around Big Sands is very popular with tourists. A lot of water sports generally take place there.
"To our knowledge, there are no particular hazards in that area, sea-wise. It's not particularly remote by west coast standards. We had a lot of craft in the area yesterday who responded and were involved in yesterday's rescue operation."
Inquiries into what happened are ongoing.