Coast accidents rise.
A total of 284 people died in 2001 in incidents including drownings, cliff falls and accidents at sea compared with 234 in 2000, statistics from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency revealed.
A spokeswoman for the agency said a rise in the number of people using the sea and coastline for pleasure, and last summer's good weather were behind the increase.
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||May 15, 2002|
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