A survey commissioned for Daybreak has found that 1 in 3 parents admit their children cannot swim the length of a pool (25m).
More than 400 people drown in the UK each year. Half of those occur in the South and West, popular holiday destinations.
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The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.
A weekend of bad weather is due to hit the South West from today (6 February). The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued warnings.
The young man who turned his bedroom into a bomb-making factory and then tested the devices in disused mine shafts.