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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.

Check out the National Drowning Prevention Strategy here:



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