The family of an 18-year-old Bath Spa University student, who is thought to have drowned after a night out in Weymouth, are supporting a major charity campaign which is set to reach more people than ever with its vital Don’t Drink and Drown message.
Louis Harris, from Dorchester, lost his life after he went missing in the early hours of Sunday, 14 February 2016 after a night out with his friends. He was last seen outside the Harbour Master’s Office, on Custom House Quay in Weymouth at 4:30am. Louis body was found four weeks later in Weymouth Harbour.
Louis’ parents, Holly and Graham Harris, are now speaking out to show their support for the Don’t Drink and Drown campaign and RLSS UK.
An inquest is yet to be held into Louis' death.
Louis’ parents are set to visit students at Bath Spa University and Thomas Hardye School, Dorset, where Louis attended, and present water safety and drowning prevention sessions.
RLSS UK’s Don’t Drink and Drown campaign this year runs from 5 – 11 December, warning drinkers to act responsibly near water after they have been drinking – and to make sure they and their friends avoid walking home near bodies of water.