Facebook

Beta Version

Water Safety Map is now available for demonstration and testing. It is possible to add incidents to the database for review.

Father-of-two drowns in park pond

Date
08/06/2013
What Happened
Person tired/overwhelmed by water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Lack of awareness of hazards/obstacles
Injury Details
Death-confirmed
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

To add the details of this location to your Smartphone, scan this QR Code.

Social
Description of Incident
Jason Owens, 43, from The Strand area of Holywell died when he got into difficulty swimming in Greenfield Valley Park.

It is believed he was with friends when tragedy struck at the Flower Cotton Mill pond in Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, Holywell just after 5.20pm on Saturday.

Police said Mr Owens had apparently been trying to swim across the pond when he got into difficulties. Jason had been at the pool, with Tony Daly, his cousin, and Jason’s two Jack Russell dogs Rocky and Lola.

Mr Feliciello said he had been working in his garage at the time and could hear the two men in the water laughing and chatting. He said it had come as a total shock to hear a cry for help. Mr Feliciello said Jason had been too far out to reach but said Mr Daly had shown incredible bravery going in to try to save his cousin. “He dived in and got him by the neck,” he said. But he said Mr Daly eventually had to let go because he was getting into difficulty himself and Jason was tangled in the weeds.

Flintshire councillor for Holywell, Peter Curtis, described the death as “tragic”.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.
Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-22832222
http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/123530/tributes-to-holywell-dad-who-drowned-swimming-with-dogs-in-park.aspx
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/greenfield-valley-heritage-park-tragedy-4281941

To download a printable Safety Message for the location of this incident, please click the button below.

Print Safety message for this location

Location of Incident

Should you have any further information, corrections or comments, about this incident and you would like to update us with this information, please email us at info@safetymap.co.uk