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More than £12,000 raised in memory of Harrogate teenager

Missing Harrogate teenager Dom Sowa

5:56pm 14th November 2017
(Updated 6:15pm 14th November 2017)

The family of a Harrogate teenager who died in Cornwall are raising money for three charities in his memory.

17-year-old Dom Sowa went missing in the Newquay area and his body was found after a major air and sea search.

A crowdfunding campaign has already raised more than £12,000 and proceeds will be split between the RNLI, young suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS and The Wave Project.

On their JustGiving page, Dom's family said: "We will live forever with the knowledge that, if only Dom had found a way to tell us how he felt, or a more effective clinical diagnostic tool had been available, then we might still have our beautiful son here.

"We are so proud of his achievements in the short time he was with us and hope that you will remember him and then go on to live your lives to the fullest as he would have so loved to have been able to do.

"If you suffer from anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts, please tell someone. These feelings do pass and can be treated. There is so much loving help in the world, but silence is deadly.

"Please be generous and help us to reach others before it is too late for them. We would not wish this grief on anyone and know that Dom would want us to help others in need."

Missing Harrogate teenager Dom Sowa

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