Drowning accounts for a similar number of deaths in England and Wales as house fires - between 187 and 278 in 2016 (in 91 cases of death by drowning the circumstances are awaiting clarification).
All persons activity/location by Accident/Natural Cause Outcome UK 2016
|Manually powered boats||15|
|Waterside activity/in water play||14|
|Person/object in water, person of uncertain status||33|
|Personal water craft||1|
|Sub aqua diver||13|