A mum whose son drowned swimming in a disused quarry says her heart is broken for the family who just lost their son in a death echoing her family’s tragedy. Beckie Ramsay lost her son Dylan in 2011 after he took a dip in an old Lancashire quarry which an inquest heard had no signposting warning against swimming. A coroner ruled the strong young swimmer’s death as drowning after cold water shock. Yesterday, fresh tragedy struck as the body of Birmingham teen Haider Ali was found in an old limestone quarry in Worcestershire. Beckie, who speaks to schools and emergency crews about the dangers of open water swimming, offered her support to 17-year-old Haider’s grieving family today. She wrote to Boris Johnson ahead of this summer’s heatwave warning his “rash and irresponsible” encouragement for Brits to head to lakes and beaches during the coronavirus lockdown would cost lives. Haider had been cooling off with friends in Wednesday’s sweltering 34C heat at Shavers End Quarry, near Stourport-on-Severn, when he vanished in the water. Beckie was devastated at the latest death, as this summer’s drowning death toll mounts with a series of beach drownings in recent weeks. She lost her Dylan after… Read full this story
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