National Campaign Warns Students Not to Drink and Drown

Jo Youle | Posted 29.09.2015 | 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 ...

Leisure Centre Admits Failures That Led To Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

A leisure firm has admitted health and safety charges over the death of seven-year-old girl at a swimming pool. Michelle Gellard was pulled unconsc...

Mother Drowns After She Is Swept Out To Sea With Two Sons In Cornwall

Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

A mother has drowned after being swept out to sea with her two sons. The woman was said to have been in the water off the north coast of Cornwall y...

Bride Drowns During Trash The Dress Photoshoot In Canada

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

A newlywed drowned after she was pulled under water as she posed in a lake in her wedding dress. Maria Pantazopoulos died after her dress became s...

Five-Year-Old And Grandfather Drowned On Portugal Beach Named

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

A five-year-old British girl and her 66-year-old grandfather, who drowned off a Portuguese beach after being dragged into the sea by waves, were named...

British Girl And Grandfather Feared Drowned In Portugal

PA | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a five-year-old British girl has drowned off a Portuguese beach alongside her 66-year-old grandfather...

British Man's Body Found In Canada River

Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

The body of a British man who drowned during a river trip in Canada has been recovered. Andrew Barrie, from Balloch in West Dunbartonshire, was on ...

Body Found In Search For Missing Boy In Quarry

PA | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

Emergency services searching a quarry for a missing 14-year-old boy have found a body. West Midlands Police said the body of a young male was recov...

Two Boys Dead And One Missing After Trying To Cooling Off In Rivers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

Safety campigners have urged people enjoying the hot weather to cool off in the water only at supervised locations after a spate of accidents left two...

Police Confirm Man And Woman Found In Semi 'Died Of Gunshot Wounds'

PA | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

A man and a woman whose bodies were found at a semi-detached house in Nottingham died from gunshot wounds, police have confirmed. Nottinghamshire P...

I’ve Seen for Myself How Money Raised by Sport Relief Is Saving Lives

Gary Lineker | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Sport
Gary Lineker

Sitting beside a woman in Bangladesh, watching the tears roll down her cheeks, I searched for some words of comfort. But none came. This bereaved mother, Hosna, was bravely recalling the day that her 11-year-old son, Emamul drowned in front of her very eyes. He was just playing beside a calm and still river bank when he fell in. He had no idea how to swim so, within minutes, he was gone. It goes without saying that Hosna's story is devastating. No mother should have to face the death of their child. But what I found most difficult to comprehend is that she's just one of 50 grieving mums who lose a child in this way every single day across Bangladesh alone.

British Man Drowns In South Africa

PA | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

A British holidaymaker has drowned while swimming in the sea in South Africa. Michael Bircham, 65, appeared to have got into difficulties at Jeffre...

Pond Death Victims Named

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK

A 71-year-old woman and her six-year-old grandson found dead in a pond have been named locally as Dawn Mullany and Laurence Mullany-Mills. The disc...