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Steven Dyson's Mum Calls For Water Safety To Be Taught In Schools

Lorraine Roach is calling for kids in primary and secondary schools to be taught about the dangers of standing and flowing water.

Lorraine's son Steven died after falling into the River Irwell in Ramsbottom on New Year's day in 2018.

Last week he would have celebrated his 24th birthday and now his mum wants more to be done to prevent further deaths.

"Everyone needs to be educated because one day it could happen to you" Lorraine told us.

"I was of that mindset that it would never happen to me but it did and I would hate it to happen to another mum or another son".

Steven Dyson had been at a New Years party in Ramsbottom and although there are still questions surrounding his death Lorraine believes that if he had known the dangers he would have stayed away from water.

"Had this been part of school education maybe he would have been given a chance, maybe something would have pricked his conscience and he may have chosen a different way".

This week saw the launch of the National Fire Chief’s Council’s Be Water Aware campaign. You can find out more about water safety here.

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