UK water fatalities 2016

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

Angling 13
Animal rescue 3
Bath  8
Climbing/cliff 1
Commercial 25
Cycling 3
Jumping/diving in 16
Manually powered boats 15
Motor vehicle 16
Motorboating 9
Waterside activity/in water play 14
Person/object in water, person of uncertain status 33
Personal water craft 1
Recreational flying 1
Sailing 5
Sub aqua diver 13
Swimming 30
Walking/running 77
Windsurfing/kitesurfing 2
Grand Total 285
Source: WAID (15 cases omitted for lack of detail. NB these are UK figures)