The Day My Two Year Old Daughter Almost Drowned While Dipping Her Feet In The Sea

Patricia Pettitt | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents
Patricia Pettitt

I was just about to sit down when I saw my son lose balance and fall in the water fully dressed. My husband was right by him so he quickly picked him up and started walking back to the sand. At the same time I looked over to check what my daughter was up to but...

How To Stop The Rising Tide Of Death In The Mediterranean

Jens Pagotto | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK
Jens Pagotto

The number of people who died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean has reached an all-time high and is becoming comparable to what Médecins Sans Frontières is used to seeing in warzones, with the UN Migration Agency recording at least 5,079 deaths last year.

Zero Possibility Of 'Getting To Zero' On Child Mortality?

Helen Morton | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK
Helen Morton

If the global community is serious about 'getting to zero' on under-five child deaths, it needs to be equally serious about drowning, positioning prevention as a priority; a forgotten, but fundamental, Global Goal enabler.

No Child Should Drown

Gemma Parkin | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Gemma Parkin

When I was on board Save the Children's rescue ship, we helped save nearly 400 people in one day, including a one month old baby and a woman who was nine months pregnant and staggered on board helped by three of our rescue team.

Head Above Water...

Helen Morton | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK
Helen Morton

Every day, at high tide, the village of Nonua Chora floods. The water rises rapidly; to the knees of the adults, and the necks of the children. The challenge of keeping your head above the water, in every sense of the term, is all too real for the families of Southern Bangladesh.

Keeping Your Child Safe Around Water This Summer

Gaby Lixton | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents
Gaby Lixton

Learning to swim as young as possible is just one of the elements of building confidence around water, but even long before a child can swim independently on the surface of the water there are things that they can learn to do which will greatly reduce the risk of drowning.

Dramatic Moment 5-Year-Old Saves Drowning Mum's Life

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

The incredible moment a five-year-old rescued her mum from drowning in the family pool has been caught on camera. Allison Anderwald, from Portland, wa...

Twin Boys Who Drowned In Fish Pond ‘Were IVF Miracles’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK
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The parents of two-year-old twin boys who drowned after falling into a fish pond have said they are shocked and devastated by the loss of their "mirac...

Dolphins Almost Never Drown

Justin Gregg | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Justin Gregg

*The following blog post is an excerpt from the book Twenty-Two Fantastical Facts about Dolphins* Being an air-breathing animal living in the ocean b...

Dad Warns Of Distraction Danger After Finding Daughter Face Down In Swimming Pool

The Huffington Post UK/PA Real Life | Shelley Marsden | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents

A dad has spoken out about the terrifying time he "turned his back for five minutes" and found his four-year-old daughter lying face down at the botto...

Watch The Amazing Moment Fishermen Save Drowning Toddler They Thought Was Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK

[WARNING: Some readers may find the images and video in this story distressing] Two fisherman have saved a Syrian baby found floating unconscious i...

Headcam Captures The Moment Off-Duty Medic Leaps Into Rough Waters To Save Drowning Child

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

Incredible headcam footage has captured the moment a man jumped in to a river to save the life of a drowning young boy, after he fell off an inner tub...

National Campaign Warns Students Not to Drink and Drown

Jo Youle | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jo Youle

At this time of year many young people pack up and head for new beginnings at university and parents put on a brave face as they wave off their child. Arriving in a new city for the first time, keen to make friends and have a good time, nights out at university help form much needed new pals for university life and beyond. For some though, there lurk dangers, especially when senses are dulled by alcohol.

Mum Warns Of Dry Drowning Danger After 'Small Blip Of Time' Leads Son To End Up In Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a heart wrenching photo of her three-year-old son in a hospital bed to warn parents of the dangers of dry drowning. Darcy McQueene...

Harrowing Videos Reveal What It Is Like To Drown

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK

A charity which saves lives at sea has released a series of terrifying videos detailing just how easy it is to drown in the UK’s unpredictable water...

Twin Toddlers Drown After Pram Rolls Into Canal As Mother Swats Bee

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Twin boys aged 18-months have died after their pram rolled into a canal as their mother tried to swat away a bee. Silas and Eli Keslar were belted...

Amazing Images Capture Fearless Police Saving Woman From Sinking Car

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Dramatic images of two policemen fearlessly saving a woman from her sinking car have been revealed. A 63-year-old woman was believed to be just se...

Bereaved Girlfriend Of Drowned Man Found Dead In Hotel

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

The girlfriend of a man swept away while swimming in a river in Laos has been found dead in a hotel room. Kate Downey, from Middlesbrough, has died...

'Suspicious' Death Of Naked Man, Whose Body Washed Up On Cornwall Beach

PA | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

The "mystery" death of an unknown man whose naked body was washed up on a beach is being treated as suspicious by police. The unidentified man's bo...

First Photo Of Drowned Couple Released

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The first picture of the couple who drowned off the coast of Sicily has been released. Andrew Sturgess, 34 and his girlfriend, Carmen Spiridon, wer...

British Man And Girlfriend Drown Off Sicily Coast

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

A British man named as Andrew Sturgess and his girlfriend are believed to have drowned off the coast of Sicily. Local police believe the 34-year-o...

Teens Who Drowned Swimming Are Named

PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Police have named two teenagers who died after getting into difficulties while playing in the River Wear in hot weather. They were Tonibeth Purvis,...

Australia Leaves Asylum Seekers Bodies In Water After 55 Drown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK

Australia will not recover the bodies of at least 55 asylum seekers who drowned when their boat sank close to Christmas Island last week. The count...

A Vaccine Against Drowning - Lifeguards and Swimming Lessons Can Keep Africa's Children Afloat

Jane Labous | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK
Jane Labous

Drowning is a leading cause of death and claims over one million lives per year. The majority are children. In Africa, most drownings go unrecorded and there is a startling lack of research into the scale of the drowning epidemic on the continent.

Drowned Teen Was 'Our Shining Light'

PA | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

The family of a 13-year-old boy who was found dead in a ditch three days after he went missing have described him as "a shining light and a character ...