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It only takes a split second for happy hour to end in a nightmare. Figures state that about a quarter of all adult drowning victims have alcohol in their bloodstream. If you’ve had a drink, stay away from the water.

RLSS UK’s #DontDrinkandDrown campaign warns people of the dangers of mixing alcohol and water. The campaign will run throughout Autumn 2016 and Winter 2017 with a social media campaign running from 26 September to the 2 October. Events will be taking place across the country with universities, bars and clubs all showing their support.

There’s lots of ways you can show your support for the campaign including hosting night club events, fundraising and sharing our #DontDrinkandDrown messages on social media. By getting involved in the campaign you can help raise awareness of the dangers of being under the influence of alcohol when near water and help RLSS UK reduce the number of alcohol related drowning deaths.

Want to show your support for #DontDrinkandDrown?

If you’d like to support RLSS UK’s campaign click here to download your campaign pack and social media graphics.

Stay Safe

  • Don’t walk home near water, you might fall in
  • Look out for your friends, make sure they get home safely
  • Don’t enter the water if you have been drinking
  • Alcohol seriously affects your ability to get yourself out of trouble

Effects of alcohol

  • Alcohol lowers inhibitions, leading to impaired judgment which means you are more likely to take risks and get into trouble
  • Alcohol limits muscle ability making simple movements much harder
  • Alcohol slows down your reactions making it more difficult to get yourself out of trouble
  • Alcohol numbs the senses particularly sight, sound and touch, making swimming very difficult
Jackie’s story

I sadly lost my daughter, Megan, after she fell in the River Ouse in York when walking home after a night out in January 2014.

Download our Don’t Drink and Drown campaign resources below:

Don't Drink and Drown Leaflet

Don’t Drink and Drown Leaflet

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Don’t Drink and Drown Poster

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Don’t Drink and Drown Template Press Release

RLSS UK Don't Drink and Drown Marketing Pack

Don’t Drink and Drown Marketing Pack

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