9:45am Tuesday 7th May 2013
THE family of a York bartender who drowned after jumping in the Ouse is backing plans to launch a new rescue boat on the river.
10:39am Thursday 2nd May 2013
A DOORMAN who has helped prevent two women from drowning in the Ouse is hoping to launch a new river rescue boat.
10:10am Monday 7th January 2013
A PUB landlord who waded waist-deep into floodwaters to rescue a woman from York’s River Ouse has won an award for his bravery.
11:00am Friday 3rd August 2012
A GOVERNMENT minister has vowed to spread The Press’s Think Don’t Swim message as she backed our river safety campaign.
9:13am Tuesday 24th July 2012
FRIENDS and colleagues of a York bartender who drowned a year ago today have marked the anniversary by helping to save other people’s lives.
9:39am Friday 9th March 2012
AN AUSTRALIAN newspaper has launched a life-saving drive – using The Press’s Think Don’t Swim campaign for inspiration.
9:50am Thursday 9th February 2012
A POLICE officer has issued a fresh warning about the dangers of the Ouse after telling how a bartender jumped in and drowned in the bitterly cold river.
9:19am Saturday 14th January 2012
A PLAQUE has been unveiled in memory of a worker who drowned in the River Ouse and whose death sparked The Press’s Think, Don’t Swim campaign.
9:25am Wednesday 11th January 2012
A PLAQUE is to be unveiled at a York riverside bar this week in a bid to prevent another tragic death in the River Ouse.
9:11am Tuesday 3rd January 2012
THE mother of a young bartender who drowned in the River Ouse last July says her biggest hope for 2012 is that no one else will die in York’s rivers.
8:20am Wednesday 28th December 2011
A YORK police officer has used her experience of rescuing people from the River Ouse as the inspiration for this hard-hitting poem to back The Press’s Think, Don’t Swim campaign.
8:27am Friday 23rd December 2011
A CALENDAR featuring naked York bartenders has raised more than £1,000 in support of The Press’s Think, Don’t Swim campaign.
9:02am Tuesday 13th December 2011
YORK bar staff who posed for a nude calendar in support of The Press’s Think, Don’t Swim campaign have made a profit of almost £600 to help buy equipment to help rescue people who have jumped or
fallen in York’s rivers.
9:37am Saturday 3rd December 2011
THE Press’ Think, Don’t Swim film has been seen by more than 3,000 people in 30 days.
8:18am Wednesday 23rd November 2011
A CALENDAR featuring naked York bartenders was launched last night in support of The Press’ Think Don’t Swim campaign.
8:30am Friday 11th November 2011
THE full scale of the tragic loss of life in Britain’s rivers has been highlighted in a new report – as The Press’s own campaign to reveal the dangers of water gathers pace.
9:10am Tuesday 8th November 2011
THE Press’ Think, Don’t Swim film has been seen by almost 2,000 people within a week of its premiere at York’s City Screen cinema.
8:00am Wednesday 2nd November 2011
HUNDREDS of people watched an emotive campaign film aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of York’s rivers within 24 hours of its launch.
9:30am Tuesday 1st November 2011
STUNNED silence greeted the premiere of The Press’s new hard-hitting film aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of York’s rivers.
9:20am Monday 31st October 2011
A HARD-HITTING film aimed at driving home the message of The Press’s Think, Don’t Swim campaign is being premiered today at York’s City Screen cinema.
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The Press’s ‘Think, Don’t Swim’ campaign has been launched in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers posed by jumping or falling into York’s rivers.
It has the full support of Vicki and Abbi Horrocks, the mother and sister of a 21-year-old barman, Richard, who drowned after leaping into the Ouse from the balcony of Revolution after completing his last shift in July.
Vicki says she wants to do everything she can to prevent others going through the anguish suffered by her family since Richard died.