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‘He was face down. I ran down the stairs screaming as loud as I could and jumped in the water’


by Amanda Cassidy
24th Sep 2020
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Nicole Hughes went on holiday to the beach every year. In the summer of 2017, they returned to the holiday home with their three children and five close family friends. On June 10th, her three-year-old son Levi slipped out of the house and, moments later, Nicole saw him face down in the swimming pool. “Every night at bedtime, even if I was tired, I sang the song 'The Best Day' by Taylor Swift, to my...

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