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Freedom of Information

Published on 23 September 2021

Ref: FOI/21108


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 8th September 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.


This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My request relates to fatal drownings in your area.

I would like to request the following information:

How many fatal drownings were recorded in your area in June, July, and August this year Please provide the information electronically and broken down by month.


This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. We do not record the cause of death.

However, please find the link below to the water incident database which may assist you further to retrieve the information you require.


If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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