At Water Safety Scotland, we like to share notable stories via case study pdf files and recorded video clips. Please view the articles below to find out more information about each case study:
A Water Rescue at Balloch Park
In the summer of 2022, Julie was cycling locally in Balloch Park when she heard some teenage girls in distress in the water. Thanks to her bravery, quick and decisive action and available Public Rescue Equipment, Julie was able to save these young girls from potentially tragic circumstances.
Reducing Vandalism of Public Rescue Equipment
Data has shown that vandalism of Public Rescue Equipment (PRE) such as rescue rings, also known as lifebelts, along the River Clyde in Glasgow happens on a regular basis. This either compromises the effectiveness of the PRE, or renders it completely useless and therefore can have serious implications when the PRE is needed in an emergency rescue situation.
There are 670 lifebelts stationed along the River Clyde within the Glasgow city boundary. According to information from Glasgow Humane Society, on average around 80 of these lifebelts were being vandalised on a weekly basis.