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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 being under the influence of alcohol and being near water and will be running from 5 to 11 December. Events will be taking place across the country with universities, bars and clubs all showing their support.

Keep you and your friends safe this Christmas with our #DontDrinkandDrown Christmas Survival Guide available here.

Get involved!

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, download your campaign pack, social media graphics and campaign materials from RLSS Direct today.

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
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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 from RLSS Direct today!