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Guide to what you should do if you fall into deep water

The Royal Life Saving Society says the worst thing to do when a loved one is swept out to sea is to go in after them.

Michael Dunn, manager for life saving at the society that oversees the training of 95% of the UK's lifeguards, told 5 liveBreakfast that a fifth of people die because they do not know what to do when they get into trouble in the sea.

He gave his top tips on what people should do.

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  • 04 Sep 2012