Last updated by Stephanie.Rosser@essex.gov.uk on Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Last week was Be Water Aware Week and as the weather begins to warm up it's an important reminder of how to stay safe around water.
Tragically, more than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year and many more suffer life-changing injuries. It is important that you are aware of how you can keep yourself and those around you safe.
Whenever you are around water:
In an emergency:
The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have lots of useful information about staying safe in and around water.