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1 RLSS Water Safety Workshop Drowning Information Forward Exit

2 The Facts of Drowning Who is most likely to drown? –15 to 19 year old males are the largest group of casualties, weak and strong swimmers are both at risk Why do people drown? –Trying to save others or pets, falling in unexpectedly, during water sports, swimming after consuming alcohol, showing off in front of mates Where are people most likely to drown? –Inland water sites, mainly rivers and streams although many drownings happen at other popular areas 1h2h Back Exit Forward

3 Why is water safety important? How many people around the world die from drowning each year? 1.2 Million! 1h2h Back Exit Forward

4 Who? - Case Study Doncaster boy Lewis Eddleston drowned in ditch Sheffield & South Yorkshire A 13-year-old boy found dead in a ditch in Doncaster died from drowning, a post-mortem examination has found. Haydn Evans drowning in Carden Park Hotel lake accidental, inquest jury rules North East Wales A teenager who drowned in the lake of a luxury hotel after being thrown out of a Christmas party died as a result of an accident... Wrexham river deaths: Alicia Williams and David Platt drowned North East Wales A couple who had been walking their dogs drowned after entering a swollen river in Wrexham, a coroner has heard. 1h2h Back Exit Forward

5 Click to Play Video Click to Play Video We have seen that people can drown when: Trying to save children or pets Swimming after consuming alcohol Falling in unexpectedly Taking part in water sports But...why do so many young people get into trouble? Why? – Friends Like These 1h2h Back Exit Forward

6 Play Your Cards Right Where do people drown? Flip through the cards and decide whether you think the statistics get higher or lower 1h2h Back Exit Forward

7 Next Reset Resetting Cards Forward Back Exit

8 Next Reset Forward Back Exit

9 Drowning Prevention Think about the 4 main reasons for drowning and how you can reduce each of these risks. Click on the model on the next slide to reveal the answers. 2h Back Exit Forward

10 REDUCE DROWNINGS Drowning Prevention Model Cause of drowning Action to prevent drowning Key Reset Resetting Poster 2h Forward Back Exit

11 REDUCE DROWNINGS Drowning Prevention Model Educate and inform Provide supervision Provide warnings & deny access Increase survival skills Cause of drowning Action to prevent drowning Key Reset 2h Back Exit


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