Be Water Aware this spring

Merseyside is arguably blessed with some of the best waterfront locations in the country, and with lockdown restrictions now starting to ease, we’re sure many of you will be looking forward to days out at the beach or local beauty spots with your family and family. But when enjoying our waters, it’s important to remember the dangers they pose.

Figures show that around 50% of people who accidentally drown never intended to enter the water so it’s really important that you take extra care when carrying out everyday activities near water like walking, running, cycling or fishing.

So before you head to the beach, or take the family to be part of any activity near water, make sure you are prepared. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is proud to be part of the Merseyside Water Safety Forum alongside local authorities, ambulance service, police and organisations including the RNLI, HM Coastguard and the Canal & River Trust. Follow their simple safety tips to ensure everyone enjoys the water safely this spring.