Drowning is the respiratory impairment of lungs due to submersion / immersion in liquid. It can be fatal (mortality), or non-fatal (morbidity) resulting in a stay in hospital of 24 hours or longer. In 2017 there were 88 recreational (intending to be in the water) and non-recreational (no intention of being in the water) preventable drowning... Keep Reading
Annual drowning reports are now interactive. Visit The Drowning Report website to see interactive graphs and charts with findings and analysis of annual statistics. Previous annual reports can still be found below on this page.
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