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Mother warns teenagers to be safe at Royal Welsh Show after death of her son last year

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The mother of a teenager who died during last year's Royal Welsh Show has warned young people to take extra care at this year's event.

James Corfield, 19, from Montgomery, died after falling into a river during a night out in Builth Wells in 2017.

Extra safety measures have been put in place including barriers along the road and a fence near a river in the town.

You have to have that conversation about being safe at the show, about taking care of movement, the road, the river, drink drugs.

Those conversations have to happen and I want young people to look out for each other.

– Louise Corfield, James Corfield's mother
James Corfield went missing from the White Horse pub in Builth Wells.

James Corfield went missing during last year's show when he was camping with friends.

His family raised the alarm when he failed to meet them at the show ground.

His body was found five days later submerged in the River Wye by divers. An inquest found that he died as a result of being suddenly immersed in cold water.