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Don't Drink & Drown

Did you know?

  • Research indicates that around a quarter of all adult drowning victims have alcohol in their bloodstream.
  • Between 2018 and 2022, 360 accidental drownings in the UK involved drugs and alcohol.   

Don't become part of the statistics. If you've had a drink, stay away from the water. 

Our advice

  • Don’t enter the water if you have been drinking
  • Alcohol seriously affects your ability to get yourself out of trouble
  • Look out for your friends, make sure they get home safely
  • Don’t walk home near water, you might fall in  

Effects of alcohol on the body

  • Alcohol lowers inhibitions, leading to impaired judgment which means you are more likely to take risks and get into trouble
  • Alcohol limits muscle ability making simple movements much harder
  • Alcohol slows down your reactions making it more difficult to get yourself out of trouble
  • Alcohol numbs the senses particularly sight, sound and touch, making swimming very difficult