Why I respect the water
Our lifeboat crews and lifeguards saved 558 lives in 2016. But sadly not everyone can be saved. Around 190 people die in UK and Irish waters every year. Behind these statistics are real people, with real stories of why they or their loved ones respect the water.
Spread the word
Once you’ve read and listened to these stories, please share them with your friends and family.
Sharing these stories will help to spread the word about our Respect the Water drowning prevention campaign and help to keep others safe in and around the water.