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Drowning victim's mum speaks out on safety video

The mother of a teenage boy who drowned last year in Chorley has been speaking to Granada Reports as a new water safety video is released.

Rebecca Ramsay's son Dylan drowned at Hill Top Quarry in July 2011.

She has been speaking to reporter Amy Welch on how her life has changed and why she thinks more should be done to prevent other parents experiencing the same tragedy.


Emergency services back film to tackle swim tragedies

A hard-hitting film has been launched today to warn North West teenagers about the potentially fatal consequences of swimming in reservoirs and other forms of open water such as quarries.

The 'Not a Game' film from water company United Utilities is backed by the region's emergency services.

Shot from the perspective of a teenage boy who decides to swim at a local reservoir, the film uses video gaming style graphics to accompany actions as they unfold on screen, culminating in images which show him getting into difficulties and drowning.