Calls for quarry to be filled in after tragic death of teenager



Calls for quarry to be filled in after tragic death of teenager

by Malcolm Hindle (July 2022)

CALLS are being made for an abandoned quarry in West Lancashire to be filled in following the tragic death of a teenage boy at the weekend.

Jamie Lewin, aged 16, from Southport died following an incident at a quarry at Dawber Delph (east quarry), in Appley Bridge on Saturday.

Police were called at round 9.40pm on Saturday, July 9 to a report a boy had entered the water and got into difficulty at the delph.

Emergency services attended the scene and following a search the body was recovered from the water.

He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy’s family have  paid a heart-breaking tribute to the ‘one-in-a-million’ teenager.

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.

“He really was one in a million. I’m so happy I was his mum.”

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