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Drowning Report

There were 66 preventable drowning fatalities in 2018, down from 91 in 2017.

 

46% (31) of fatalities were Accidental Immersions and 21% of hospitalisations

 

The largest number of fatalities came from the 65+ age group (17)

 

There were 20% more female fatalities in 2018 than the 2013 - 2017 average

 

Swimming was the deadliest recreational activity in 2018 with 17 recorded fatalities.

 

Powered Boating fatalities were 83% down on 2017 and the 2013 - 2017 average.

 

 

 
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