Completed petition Mark Allen's Law - we want throwline stations around all open water sites in Wales
Mark Allen, aged 18, drowned after jumping into a freezing reservoir on a hot day in June 2018. In May 2019 we watched whilst 3 throwlines were installed where he died. Mark could have possibly been saved if they were in place beforehand.
We, Mark's family and friends, feel that it should be law that throwlines like those placed where Mark died should be placed in designated places around every reservoir, lake, canal etc. Speaking to people who work in water safety, e.g. fire services etc., such throwlines have saved many lives. We want to save lives and save people from going through the heartbreak and tragedy of losing someone they love to drowning.
Plz help us make a positive difference in Marks memory.
Thank you, Mark's family and friends 💜🙏
This petition was considered by the Petitions Committee
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The Senedd debated this topic
This topic was debated on 7 December 2022
The report of the Petitions Committee, ‘Mark Allen’s Law Water safety and drowning prevention’ was debated by the Senedd in Plenary on 07 December 2022.
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The Petitions Committee published its report on Petition P-06-1212 Mark Allen's Law - we want throwline stations around all open water sites in Wales on 02 August 2022: https://senedd.wales/media/cn4fcehy/cr-ld15291-e.pdf.
The Welsh Government response to the Committee report was published on 30 November 2022: https://senedd.wales/media/kduh0hip/gen-ld15505-e.pdf.