“A Spate of Drownings” – August 1990
By Paul Homewood
I was having a look at the heatwave in August 1990 for other reasons, but found this comment in the Met Office report about it, which is particularly relevant to the recent events at Camber Sands:
“there was a spate of drownings as people turned to swimming as a way of keeping cool.”
It is a simple fact that people rush off to the seaside when it gets hot. Unfortunately, many have little or no experience of swimming in the sea, and drownings consequently occur.
It has nothing to do with climate change.