Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in the UK and we work with partner agencies to keep everyone safe around water.
Drownings can happen quickly and without warning and can have a devastating impact.
Although many people will survive they can be left with life-changing injuries.
As a result of both the closure of schools and the additional pressure placed on East Sussex Fire & Rescue’s staff and operational crews we have taken the sad decision to postpone our planned WS2 Water Savvy Water Safe presentations.
We will be in contact with you again when the situation normalises but in the meantime here are some resources that can be accessed to reduce drowning risk: