In 2002 world experts in clinical medicine, injury epidemiology, education and rescue developed an internationally accepted definition for drowning. Drowning is the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/ immersion in liquid (International Life Saving Federation, 2002).
A weekly report of preventable fatal drownings is generated and can be viewed by clicking on the graphic above or here. These statistics are subject to change pending Coronial findings.
Water Safety New Zealand gives no warranty as to the correctness of the information or the data provided as it is supplied to us by third parties under its control. While Water Safety New Zealand is satisfied as to its accuracy for the purposes for which it is supplied to it, we shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the use of any data supplied. All reported statistics are provisional.