Tribute to teenager who drowned in quarry

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

A FAMILY have paid a heart-breaking tribute to their ‘one-in-a-million’ son following his tragic death at the weekend.


We were called by the Ambulance Service around 9.40pm on Saturday (July 9) to a report a boy had entered the water and got into difficulty at Dawber Delph, Appley Bridge.


Emergency services attended the scene and following a search the body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered from the water. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.


He was later identified as 16-year-old Jamie Lewin from Southport.


In a tribute his mother Steph Lewin said: “Jamie was a promising boxer who loved life and had so much to look forward to. He was so loved by everyone. He touched so many peoples’ lives in such a short time, he really did spread himself far. He really was one in a million. I'm so happy I was his mum. He was only 16 and so full of life and so happy.” 


The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner in due course.


Our thoughts remain with Jamie’s family at this time.



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