Mum warns of water dangers after 13-year-old boy drowns in quarry lakePA

A devastated mum has warned youngsters of the dangers of swimming in open water after her 13-year-old son drowned in a quarry lake.

Dylan Ramsay, 13, went for a swim in the lake at Whittle Hill Quarry in Lancashire on Sunday as temperatures soared into the mid-20s. The youngster then got into trouble in the water and died at the scene.

His heartbroken parents Rebecca and John Ramsay made a statement at the quarry, saying:
"It doesn't matter how fit you are – the water is stronger. My boy was a good swimmer but it took him away.

"We had told him not to come up here because it is dangerous but Dylan was a thrill-seeker."
"I have spoken out to stop this happening again. Our lives will never be the same."

Police are investigating.

Do you regularly drum into your children the dangers of water? Or did you grow up swimming in rivers and quarry lakes?