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Environment Agency offers Drowning Prevention Week guidance

27th June 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Environment Agency has outlined top tips on how people can stay safe during Drowning Prevention Week.

The campaign is being run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK until June 30th and aims to warn people about the many challenges that come with swimming in rivers, such as fast currents and unstable riverbanks.

Sue Cant from the Environment Agency’s waterways department said: “We fully support Drowning Prevention Week, which echoes safety messages we give to people who enjoying our waterways.

“Underestimating the dangers of water can have tragic consequences. The key to keeping safe is to take all necessary precautions to avoid getting into difficulty in the first place.”

The Environment Agency has urged people to take notice of warning signs and teach children not to go to a river on their own.

Other tips for people of all ages include keeping away from the river’s edge, especially if alcohol has been consumed.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801604869-ADNFCR


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