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Old 13 December 2007, 08:25   #51
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It's a sobering thought when you realise that more people drown inland than at sea in the UK, and that until recently the biggest killer of emergency service personnel both here and in the States was water.

Flood / Swiftwater rescue is a relatively new concept, which as per usual took a number of fatalities before it was recognised. At least now it is beginning to be taken seriously, and emergency services and responders are training appropriately.

Sadly though, as with all things, there are a few diehards who believe that because they've got away with old techniques for years, there is no need to retrain. That's getting fewer and farther between though.
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Old 13 December 2007, 08:35   #52
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Havener, as i said in the PM's very interested in the flood courses if you run them, am looking foreward to further information

Never new more people loose thier lives to water inland than at sea ,
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Old 13 December 2007, 11:40   #53
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Thats one function of the PM system!!!
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Never new more people loose thier lives to water inland than at sea ,
Unfortunately, the funding for RoSPA's collection of drowning statistics was pulled. They do have stats from 2003, but just nobody to process them.

Drowning stats in the UK are notoriously unreliable now. Besides from INREM, BEAREM, and SEAREM (which are vastly under-resourced, and under-reported... it's amazing how many rescue/lifeguard units are unaware of them) there are no centralised database... press-cuttings is basically the only method used for data collection.

Anyway, here are some good figures from 2002.

http://www.rospa.com/waterandleisure...statistics.htm

Havener.... I've sent you a PM.
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I think it was a polite hint not looking for an answer
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Whiteminiman - PM replied to!

The best source of statistics is the Police / Fire Services, but it is a long winded job getting meaningful info together.

Matt - will be in touch when back in the UK end of next week.
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In my day job yes !! as an "Abjective" professional.

On the Boat then a "Noun" Prefessional
wots de difrense beetwean an abjective an a nounn

i rekkon abowt 200kwid a daiy
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Adjectives can be identified using a number of formal criteria. However, they typically describe an attribute of a noun

i.e Norty gArfie Cold Water

where as a Noun is a lady wot lives in a convent and don't get much
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Adjectives can be identified ............
dats a verry infawmative powst yew welch pewf

maiks a chaynj fromm winjin

ps yorr a winjer

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