Coventry & Warwickshire

Nuneaton quarry death family back campaign

Jay Harris
Image caption Jay lost his footing while out with friends

The family of a teenager who died after falling into a quarry are backing a campaign warning others of the dangers.

Jay Harris, 18, died in April last year after losing his footing at Jees and Boon quarry in Hartshill near Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

A coroner later recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Jay's father, Steve, is now supporting a national campaign aimed a reducing the number of people killed or injured in quarries each summer.

The Mineral Products Association campaign aims to warn people that quarries have hidden dangers with deep lakes, cold temperatures and possible hidden currents.

At the time of Jay's death, ambulance crews praised the teenager's friends for trying to save him.

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