Tragically, around 190 people die
in British and Irish coastal waters each year with around half never intending to go into the water in the first place. This summer know how to survive if you get into trouble in the water, or see someone else in struggling.
Absolute Radio has partnered with the RNLI's Respect the Water campaign to give you tips on how to stay safe at the coast.
If you unexpectedly fall into cold water
What to do next
Swim to safety, call for help or float until help arrives
If you see someone struggling in coastal waters
Fight your instinct to go into the water
Too many people drown trying to save others. Instead, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard straight away. And then, find something that'll help them float, throw it to them and encourage them to stay calm.
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