The British seaside is extremely popular, particularly in the summer months, but it’s essential to adhere to safety advice in order to fully enjoy it. That’s the mission objective of the Respect the Water campaign, to raise awareness and educate people about water safely.
As we move further and further into summer and the weather gets increasingly warm, multitudes of UK residents and tourists will escape to the beach to cool off and enjoy the sunshine. It may be the last thing on people’s minds as they soak up the rays, but the coast can be dangerous, regardless of how much experience people may have.
It is statistically proven that men aged 25-65 have the most related accidents and deaths, and the campaign has a keen focus on this group, hoping to bring these figures down. Key causes of accidents and tips to avoid these can be seen online at http://rnli.org/safetyandeducation/stayingsafe/Pages/Respect-the-water.aspx.
The road show will remain in place until end of Sunday 27th July 2014 for Brighton Marina visitors to enjoy. The charity will also have a cubic metre of water – weighing one tonne – on display until the beginning of September, to help people realise how heavy a relatively small volume of water is.