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Staying safe at the water's edge


Drinkers and diners across Norfolk’s waterside venues will be safer thanks to a lifesaving initiative from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Working in partnership with the RNLI, firefighters have started training restaurant and bar staff to use throwlines which can help to rescue people who end up in the water.

Almost half of drownings involve alcohol and the training is being offered to venues in high risk areas, such as King’s Lynn’s Quayside, Norwich’s Riverside complex and locations across the Norfolk Broads.

If you see someone in difficulty in the water, raise the alarm and look for life buoys or throwlines but do not enter the water.

If you run a business in a waterside area, you can request the throwline training at


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