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Water safety lead Guy Addington on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘I can’t see me outside the RNLI’

Episode 92 – 140 too many: Guy Addington

Around 140 people drown in UK and Irish waters each year. Guy Addington MBE explains the RNLI’s efforts to reduce that number.

Sadly, drowning isn’t something that only happens at sea – rivers and inland waterways claim lives too. Which is why the RNLI has five inland lifeboat stations and another four on the Thames. Regional Water Safety Lead – and RNLI Margate Helm – Guy Addington highlights the charity’s measures to reduce the number of fatalities, such as the throwline initiative.

Guy attended the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Hear him talk also about that moving experience, and about a downright brutal one – showering outside in cold water for a whole year. Why did he do such a thing?