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James' story

Mel Goodship’s 17 year old son James drowned in June 2014 while swimming with friends in Foulridge Reservoir in Lancashire. Hear her talk about James and the events of a tragic day.

Mel says: "James used to mess around in the water with his friends; he was a strong swimmer so we just thought he'd be fine. We had never sat our children down and explained the dangers of the water, I didn't really know what they were myself. The shock of the cold water paralysed his muscles, took his energy and took his life."

Last Edited: 23 June 2021

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