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Respect the Water: Coastal deaths hit five-year high

The RNLI is warning people to Respect The Water as coastal deaths hit a five-year high.

168 people lost their lives at UK coasts in 2015, the highest figure for five years, according to coastal fatality figures1 released today by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The RNLI’s UK lifeboat crews and lifeguards also saved 385 lives2 last year in near-fatal incidents...