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.