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Dad's tireless campaign to warn others after Cerys' rafting death.

A FATHER whose nine-year-old daughter was killed in a rafting accident has launched a heartfelt campaign to improve safety measures on the Turkish river where she died.

Terry Potter's daughter Cerys drowned in July 2010 after the inflatable raft she was in capsized twice on the rapids on the Dalaman Cayi river near the country's Aegean coast.

In a bid to warn tourists of the dangers he has opened up on his own devastating loss, and said: "I had to do something before another child was drowned."

Since Cerys' death, Terry has campaigned tirelessly to bring those in charge of the rafting company he blames for the accident to account.

The two owners of rafting company Marmaris Tours, along with two employees, have been charged with reckless killing and a panel of judges is due to rule on the case in June later this year.

Mr Potter, a film producer, has also campaigned to improve safety measures on the river for future holidaymakers and has now set up a website detailing what happened to Cerys, from Llancarfan, near Cowbridge.

"The website has been set up to let holidaymakers going to Turkey know of the dangers that they face if they go on white water rafting trips," he said.

"If this information had been available when my family went on the fatal trip, then maybe Cerys would still be alive today."

Mr Potter, who now lives in the south of France, has included the story of his own tragedy on the website.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 19, 2013
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