Updated: Sep 29, 2019
More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland EVERY YEAR and many more have non-fatal experiences, sometimes suffering life-changing injuries.
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), work tirelessly to educate people to enjoy water safely, to keep their families and friends safe and to know what to do in an emergency. They offer valuable support and counselling services to friends and families that have been affected by drowning incidents.
Learn how to keep you and your family safe with our water safety advice.
Stay safe in winter – the dangers of frozen waters
In winter, children and pets are particularly at risk when tempted to play on the ice formed on open water, and adults can find themselves at risk in attempting to save them.
Taking a nice walk in cold weather with your family, friends or dogs in tow can be really refreshing, just make sure you know some simple tips on how to stay safe in winter.
Areas with frozen lakes, ponds, canals and reservoirs can be beautiful places to visit during the winter months but all too often many people risk their lives by venturing onto frozen water. Drowning Prevention charity, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has these useful tips to help you know what to do in an emergency.