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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


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.


Parents pay tribute to 'wonderful' daughter Megan

Police have identified that a body found in the River Ouse is that of missing student Megan Roberts (pictured). Credit: North Yorkshire Police

A body found in the River Ouse on Sunday has been identified as that of missing York student Megan Roberts, police have confirmed.

Roberts' parents have now been informed, and released statements through North Yorkshire Police website paying tribute to their daughter.

Her mother, Jackie Roberts, thanked the public and emergency services for their support in the search for Megan.

"Megan was an intelligent, talented and beautiful person whose kindness and sense of humour will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her," she added.

Jason Roberts, Megan's father, added: "Megan was a wonderful, kind and loving daughter who will be missed by many."

Volunteers to help jog memories at York City game

Volunteers from the charity 'Missing People' will be appealing for information about Megan Roberts at York City's home match on Saturday.

Megan has been missing for two weeks

They will be asking fans at Bootham Crescent if they saw the 20-year-old university student on the night she disappeared a fortnight ago after partying with friends.

It is believed she may have drowned after falling into the River Ouse, near Lendal Bridge, but despite extensive searches, her body has not been found.

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