A documentary exploring the impact of drowning on families


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Doing it for Dylan

A short documentary that raises awareness for World Drowning Prevention Day, through the tragic story of a mother who lost her 13 year old son.


According to the World Health Organisation, globally, an estimated 235,600 people drown every year, and drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children aged 5-14 years. Over the last two years, the UK saw an increase of 24% in accidental drownings.


For World Drowning Prevention Day 2022, we released a short documentary that tells Beckie Ramsay’s story. Her son Dylan tragically drowned in 2011, aged 13. The film features Beckie and police constable Christian Seddon, who was first to arrive at the scene and tried to resuscitate Dylan, and has lived with PTSD ever since. The result is an emotive film that highlights the tragic impact of drowning on families, and the need for greater awareness of life saving solutions for prevention.

Hands tying laces
Police attending scene
Dylan's mother
Lake where Dylan drowned
Fence with police tape