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Residents urged to rethink water safety | The Transcontinental

Posted by | September 19, 2017 | Uncategorized

ROYAL LIFE SAVING: Minister for Health and Sport Greg Hunt reading the National Drowning report.

With summer just around the corner and as many Australians become eager to put on their swimming cossies, the National Drowning report comes as a timely reminder surrounding water safety education.The report released by the Royal Life Saving Society shows that 291 Australians have died as a result of drowning in the past 12 months. In addition to this, there were an 685 non-fatal drownings requiring hospitalisation with many of these people needing long term medical assistance.The report indicated that many Australians underestimate the dangers of the nation’s inland waterways which account for almost one third of drowning deaths.  Read more…

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