Mum of teenager Dylan Ramsay backs campaign

Backing: Beckie with a picture of Dylan
Backing: Beckie with a picture of Dylan
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The grieving mum of a teenager who died at a quarry has given her backing to a campaign to prevent drownings.

Dylan Ramsay, 13, got into difficulty while swimming at Hill Top Quarry, in Whittle-le-Woods, in July 2011.

Since then, his mum Beckie has been working to promote water safety though her Doing It For Dylan campaign.

She has added her support to the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s national campaign, Drowning Prevention Week, which starts on June 21.

It targets children aged 11 to 15, after more than 30 people drowned in seven weeks last summer. Beckie, of Church Hill, Whittle-le-Woods, will talk about outdoor water safety at seven schools. She said: “I want to make people aware of the difference between a swimming pool and outdoor water. Learning to swim doesn’t mean you can swim anywhere.”