Originally Posted by Matt-V-SAR
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.
Havener.... I've sent you a PM.