"Chris was the World's Greatest. A lover of life with an inquisitive and adventurous mind. A legend. He was also my fifteen year old son.
On 14th August 2006 Chris drowned at Lligwy Falls, Capel Curig whilst playing with friends - it was the day hell hit home.
Chris had played here before, however this weekend a heavy rainfall had created a large waterfall and a deep icy whirlpool had formed from the rushing water from the top of the mountains. Exciting and inviting for someone like Chris - the dare, the thrill, the thumbs up and he was gone. He never resurfaced.
A strong, handsome young man, an excellent swimmer, rugby player, leader and a good friend. On this fatal day no one could save him. One of his close friends tried but the current prevailed. After a lengthy search a team of divers retrieved his body at 7.03 that evening.
Precious memories, his three Welsh feathers gold necklace which was found with him, a lock of his ebony black hair and some personal effects - all of which now are priceless.
I cried until my tears ran dry. I ached so much I thought I would die. I counted every rainbow that came at a time when I needed him close. I walk to Angel Bay, another of his favourite places, to look for my angel and find peace.
Comfort came from close friends with large shoulders to cry on. An amazing Medium named Margaret who gave me strength and hope, and many spiritual messages, incredible facts and a deep understanding that touched my very soul. Belief that Chris has moved on to better things.
Now I fund raise extensively in my son's name with passion and pride for the emergency services. My aim is to educate school children as to the dangers of water to help prevent this terrible tragedy happening again.
I will never be a proud Mum at his wedding, a mother-in-law or a granny.
I had my son for 15, almost 16 wonderful years. I thank my husband for that most precious gift. His grief is so silent but his pain is so strong.
Christopher James David Turnbull, you're the World's greatest."