Summer drowning toll update
I WISH to notify your readers that Royal Life Saving will be tracking and providing regular updates on the drowning toll over summer.
Two in five drowning deaths occur in summer, with Royal Life Saving research indicating an increased risk of drowning for children when on school holidays and for adults during public holidays.
Last summer, the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report recorded 103 drowning deaths around the country.
With the warmer weather approaching, Royal Life Saving is committed to communicating with the public about the increased risk of drowning in our rivers, lakes, beaches and swimming pools and how people can enjoy the water safely in the warmer months and across the festive season.
Across the 2018/19 Australian Summer, Royal Life Saving will again be tracking drowning around the country. Please visit www.summerdrowningtoll.com. au and bookmark it for regular updates across the summer, starting 1 December 2018. The website will include an analysis of fatal drowning including details on location and activity being undertaken. Justin Scarr CEO Royal Life Saving Society - Australia