Weston revellers warned of drowning dangers

PUBLISHED: 18:00 27 April 2018

Regent Street is a popular night-time spot near the seafront in Weston-super-Mare.

Regent Street is a popular night-time spot near the seafront in Weston-super-Mare.

Archant

Late-night drinkers in Weston will be warned this week about the dangers of drowning.

The National Fire Chiefs Council launched a drowning prevention advice week on Monday.

Leaflets are being distributed at venues in Bristol, Bath and Weston to make people more aware of the danger around open water after alcohol has been consumed.

Steve Quinton, head of community safety at Avon Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Very sadly every year across the country we lose too many people as a result of accidents in water. This is a risk that all fire and rescue services are working together to reduce.

“In our area a number of those who have lost their lives are young men who have been out enjoying themselves before meeting tragic and untimely ends.”

People are advised to avoid walking by waterfronts on a night out, plan their journey home before going out and stay with friends.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 18:56

Hard-working sailing volunteers from Clevedon and Yatton will have a royal appointment this week to recognise decades of service.

Read more
Clevedon Yatton
Yesterday, 17:58

One of the world’s best mountain climbers inspired hundreds of students with his heroic feats and stories.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Volunteers hoping to make a busy road which connects Weston to Bristol safer for motorists and pedestrians have called on villagers to get involved.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:38

More than 90 competitors wowed audiences with ballroom, Latin and classic dance performances in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:29

Wu Shu Ky Freestyle Kickboxing Club under the guidance of 6th Dan Master Silvio Camilleri, has returned to Weston.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A support group for people struggling with depression and anxiety has launched, and the woman behind it hopes to ‘fill a gap’ in North Somerset’s mental health services.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Worlebury Golf Club held its annual presentation evening, with members turning out in force.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Mendip Spring seniors’ captain Andy Ashfold led 43 members into the new winter programme of competitions.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Items including children’s toys, a window frame and a shopping trolley have been fly-tipped in Worle.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

Thirty-seven Weston Athletic Club members took part in this year’s Sodbury Slog race.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists