Home & Dry Water Safety Event

This event was organised by West Mercia police at the University of Worcester Campus, Worcester.  Others involved were West Mercia Search and Rescue, the RNLI, RLSS and Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service; the Home and Dry Campaign is aimed at eliminating deaths by drowning in our area.

430 people lost their lives by drowning across the UK in 2018, including a young father in Shrewsbury and a student at the University of Worcester.  The families spoke during the event, impressing on the audience the importance of taking co-ordinated action to reduce risk in the future.

It was a well-managed and interesting event, attended also by John Campion, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia.

James Hervey-Bathurst