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Megan Roberts' mother spearheads national water safety campaign

The mother of a student who drowned in the River Ouse last year is spearheading a new, national water safety campaign.

Megan Roberts drowned in the River Ouse in 2014

Jackie Roberts' daughter, Megan, died after falling into the river on after a night out in the city. Now, she is hoping that by sharing the story of her daughter it may save another life and spare their loved ones from the heartache which she has endured since Megan died:

New safety barriers installed along River Ouse

New safety barriers along a stretch of the River Ouse in York where a student fell to her death last year will be officially unveiled today.

20-year-old Megan Roberts drowned after falling into the river following a night out. She was one of three young people to die in York's rivers last year.

Megan Roberts was one of three young people to drown in York's rivers last year

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Megan's mother: We're still living moment by moment

The mother of Megan Roberts, the York student who died in the River Ouse earlier this year, has joined forces with a new charity, set up to help patrol the waterways and hopefully prevent further tragedies.

Megan, from Wetherby, died in January after falling into the river following a night out with friends and now her mum Jackie is supporting the York Rescue Boat charity founded by Dave Benson.

They both came into the Calendar Studio and Jackie told Christine Talbot why she got involved in the project:

Megan's mother backs River Boat charity

York River Rescue boat will patrol the Ouse

The mother of York student Megan Roberts who drowned in the River Ouse is backing a newly-formed rescue charity. York River Rescue is now raising funds for a boat to patrol the river and help to save lives.

Jackie Roberts, from Wetherby, says she heartily supports the charity which aims to make the rivers of York safer by education and awareness, as well as by providing a patrol and rescue boat.

It's hoped the boat will eventually patrol the river at high risk times of the day and night, such as mid-week student nights, Friday night and Saturday afternoons and nights.

Megan Roberts who drowned in the River Ouse

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Megan Roberts' mother urges river safety improvement

The mother of Megan Roberts, the York student who died when she fell into the river after a night out, is calling for new measures to be put in place to prevent further tragedies in the city.

Jackie Roberts, from Wetherby, faced an agonising five week wait after Megan's disappearance before her body was found in the River Ouse.

Next week authorities will meet to discuss river safety in light of the tragedy. It comes as the search continues for 22 year old Ben Clarkson, who also disappeared in York this month.

Speaking publicly about Megan's death for the first time, Mrs Roberts told Christine Talbot about the devastating loss her family had suffered:

Megan's mum: Finding her body brought mixed emotions

The mother of Megan Roberts, the York student who died when she fell into the river after a night out, has spoken exclusively to ITV Calendar as she calls for new protective measures to be put in place along the riverside in the city.

For Jackie Roberts, hearing of the discovery of Megan's body brought up mixed feelings:

You can see Jackie's full interview on ITV Calendar at 6pm.

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