Festive revellers are being warned to act responsibly near water during their night out, as part of a Don't Drink and Drown campaign.
The Royal Life Saving Society is teaming up with West Yorkshire fire service and the Canal and River Trust to urge people not to walk home near water after they have been drinking.
Last year 20 per cent of all adult accidental drowning victims in the UK had alcohol in their bloodstream. Latest statistics reveal that 26 people drowned in Leeds in the last five years, and four were found to have had alcohol or drugs in their system.
West Yorkshire Fire Service has recently been working with partners to install throwlines along the bankside of the River Aire for members of the public to use should they come across someone stricken in the water.