This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Relevant services must come together to prevent lives lost in open water yearly.

One 2011 July day my son Dylan went swimming at a local quarry; 20 minutes in he got into difficulty, unable to swim the short distance to safety. He reportedly died from cold water shock which has 4 stages; probably in the last stage when everything that has fought to stay alive relaxes.

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A minute earlier Dylan's rescuer could have saved his life. Currently the UK has nothing in place to prevent these needless deaths. Schools don't educate about the dangers in & around open water & there is no funding in place for prevention. Since Dylan died there has been another 2000 water related deaths. I want Dylan’s death to serve a purpose rather than for him to have died in vain. I want people to live because Dylan died. We need change and we need it now!

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