Water Safety

Notices published by third parties which may be of interest to ECA members

Use of Kill Cords

Advice from the RYA about fitting and using kill cords

Cold Water Shock

Did you know that approximately 55% of the annual open water drownings in the UK happen within 3 metres of a safe refuge, about 42% happen within 2 metres and 2/3rds of those who die were regarded as good swimmers? This suggests that an adverse reaction to falling into cold water prevents people from swimming 3 metres to save their lives.
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Time Expired Flares

Advice from RYA about what to do with time-expired flares – click on image below

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