Responding to an appeal to share experiences in support of a new drowning prevention initiative.
As part of a project aimed at reducing coastal drowning across Devon and Cornwall, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) invited members of the public who have been rescued from the sea, or anyone who has had a ‘near miss’, to come forward and share their experiences. These short films, produced speedily for information rather than beauty, were an effective way of capturing different stories and insights.
“When fishing during the winter, I fell off the rock…”
“The swell size increased and I couldn’t get back to shore…”
“I lied to the SUP rentals…”
“I was body boarding with my child…”
“I had no idea the tides changed every day…”
“I was with my mates and dived into the estuary for a bet…”
“I never have my dog on a lead…”
What types of people tend to be rescued from the sea?
One woman’s story of almost drowning in the sea.
Why do some people not read warning signs on the beach?
What’s the best way to prevent people drowning in the water?
Please connect with Kathryn or [client name] for more information.