KEY FIND­INGS

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

266 peo­ple drowned in Aus­tralian wa­ter­ways be­tween July 1 2013 and June 30 2014

215 (81%) males and 51 (19%) fe­males drowned

20 (8%) chil­dren aged 0-4 years drowned

10 (4%) chil­dren aged 5-14 years drowned

40 (15%) young peo­ple aged 15 to 24 years drowned

87 (33%) peo­ple aged 55 years and over drowned

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