World Drowning Prevention Day 2022

We are proud to support #DrowningPrevention Day and the National Drowning Prevention Strategy.

  • Last year, a total of 254 people died in accidental drownings in the UK. We can all do something to end drowning.

  • According to the WHO, drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people aged 1-24 years in every region of the world.

  • More than 50 organisations in the UK are working together to make our inland and coastal waters safer.

  • Almost half (43 per cent) of people who accidentally drowned in 2020 in the UK had no intention to enter the water. Anyone can drown, no one should.

  • Research by the WHO revealed that drowning has been the cause of over 2.5 million preventable deaths in the last decade.

  • Inland open waters, such as rivers, canals, and reservoirs continue to be the leading locations for fatal accidental drowning incidents in the UK.

For more information: #DrowningPrevention Day #RespectTheWater.

Check out the National Drowning Prevention Strategy here: