World Drowning Prevention Day 2023

25th July is World Drowning Prevention Day.

Anyone can drown, no one should.

Drowning is an issue that affects every nation of the world. On average 400 people drown in the UK each year and a further 200 people take their own lives on our waters. The Channel Islands are no exception to this.

Our team of local volunteers have a wealth of valuable knowledge when it comes to understanding the perils and pitfalls of our waters. With so many dangers present, that local knowledge is invaluable.

Drowning has been the cause of over 2.5 million preventable deaths in the last decade. It is a significant international issue that to date has been largely unrecognised relative to its impact.

Every drowning is preventable. For instance, did you know that drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people aged 1-24 years in every region of the world?

We can all take action to end drowning.
Keep yourself and everyone around you safe whilst enjoying our waters.