291 Australians lost their lives to drowning between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017. Further statistics on drownings in Australia can be found in the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia‘s annual drowning reports, available at https://www.royallifesaving.com.au/…/resea…/drowning-reports
Remember, drowning is preventable. A few of the many ways we can help prevent drowning are:
– wear a lifejacket
– supervise children…
– learn CPR and first aid
– avoid alcohol around water
– learn lifesaving skills
Thank you to the society and its hardworking employees, including my friend Karina Siggins, for the great work that they do promoting water safety and working towards Australia being a nation free from drowning.