Hard-hitting videos about the heartbreaking day a Pendle teen lost his life have been launched as part of a water safety campaign.
James Goodship’s tragic story is being retold as part of new education package called “Dying for a Dip”.
The former Colne Park High School student had been enjoying the sun with a group of friends in June when he got into difficulty at Lake Burwain.
Just a few weeks after his funeral, his family bravely approached Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service in the hope they could help stress the dangers of open water and share the impact James’ death has had on their lives.
And now their personal and heart-wrenching accounts have been released following months of partnership work between Leyland crew manager Paul Rigden, Nelson crew manager Steven Gregory, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Corporate Communications, RNLI, United Utilities and Rebecca Ramsay’s ‘Doing it for Dylan’ campaign.
Around 400 people in the UK die every year from drowning and it is the third most common cause of death amongst young people aged between 10 and 18.