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Emily's Code: the campaign to save more lives at sea

Emily Gardner was 14 when she died in May 2015. Photo: Family photo

The parents of a teenage schoolgirl who drowned after becoming trapped in a sinking speedboat have launched a campaign to try to save more lives at sea.

Emily's Code will offer better protection to children who are taken out on speedboats.

Emily's Code is aiming to save lives of people at sea. Credit: Family photo

14-year-old Emily Gardner from Gloucester died in Brixham Harbour in May 2015.

She was wearing an oversized buoyancy aid which became caught on a cleat at the back of a speedboat that capsized after it was hit side on by a huge wave.

Flowers were left at Brixham Habour for Emily Gardner. Credit: ITV News

Last year her parents demanded a change in the law so no other family will have to endure what they did. Gloucester MP, Richard Graham has been helping her family with the campaign.

The issue will be debated today in Westminster.

Clive and Debbie Gardner have lived through their worst nightmare - the death of their daughter.