A devastated mum has warned of the risks of chilly water shock after her son tragically died when he jumped right into a freezing lake.
Keivan Ulhaq, 20, had been socialising with associates at Lochore Meadows, Fife, when he entered the water on the night of June 20.
The assured swimmer who liked displaying off and doing again flips suffered chilly water shock and had a cardiac arrest.
Emergency companies rushed to the scene however six-foot Keivan, from Cowdenbeath, Fife, couldn’t be saved.
Grieving mum Sheena Ulhaq is elevating funds for extra gear, together with a defibrillator.
Mum-of-nine Sheena mentioned: “On the day Keivan died I keep in mind the climate was very nice and I used to be at house adorning.
“He had gone to The Meedies with some associates, however the water was nonetheless freezing chilly regardless of the climate.
“Keivan was actually energetic and was all the time doing again flips, particularly if we have been on the seaside then he’d do again flips into the water.
“However that day he struggled regardless of being a six foot huge strapping lad. He suffered chilly water shock and had a cardiac arrest.
“It is actually vital that persons are conscious of the risks of open water as a result of I would not need this to occur to anybody else.
“I am so grateful for all of the assist I’ve had, since Keivan died, from everybody who is aware of the household and I thank them from the underside of my coronary heart.”
She added: “Keivan was blissful go fortunate and he liked life. He doted on his youthful brothers and sisters.
“All of us miss him a lot.”
The Scottish Fireplace and Rescue Service despatched two home equipment and a water rescue unit to the scene to help different 999 crews.
Deputy Assistant Chief Officer Alasdair Perry mentioned: “We’re grateful to Sheena for talking about her story, and the tragic circumstances by which Keivan misplaced his life, to enhance the security of others.
“We would like folks to remain protected round water this summer time. Nonetheless, our crews recurrently reply to emergency calls from folks in issue who have to be rescued.
“All of us like heading outside right now of yr, however unsupervised water might be extraordinarily harmful.
“Open water can turn into very chilly only a few toes beneath the floor and may trigger cramps or Chilly Water Shock which means your power and skill to swim deteriorates quickly.”
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Since Keivan’s demise, SFRS has labored with companions to put in new water security indicators and lifesaving throwline gear at Lochore Meadows to guard the general public.
Sheena Ulhaq can also be elevating funds for extra gear, together with a defibrillator.
Station Commander Michael Gemmell, primarily based in Fife, mentioned: “What occurred to Keivan was a tragedy and it is devastating for everybody who knew him.
“Except you’re absolutely educated, competent and geared up to enter water programs, hold a protected distance from water.
“This is not about spoiling anybody’s enjoyable, it is about stopping anybody else from needlessly shedding their life.
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