Australia: SLSA and RLSS Release Annual Reports

Australia’s peak drowning prevention and lifesaving bodies, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia have today released their annual reports outlining the impacts of fatal and non-fatal drowning deaths across the country last year.

For the 2017-18 year the organisations have identified that there were 249 drowning deaths across Australia. Including:

  • 110 in coastal waters,
  • 61 at rivers, creeks and streams,
  • 33 in swimming pools,
  • 20 in lakes, dams, and lagoons.

The reports were released today by Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation at Parliament House, Canberra.

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