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Drowning Report 2019

Fatalities

 

 

Hospitalisations

 

 

Findings

Fatalities

In 2019 Land based fishing had 12 Preventable Drowning Fatalities, a significant increase on 2018 (6) and the 2013-2017 average (5).

Underwater activities increased from 5 Preventable Drowning Fatalities in 2018 to 11 in 2019, well above the 2013-2017 average (6).

After 2018’s low of 2, Powered Boating PDFs regressed back to the 2013-17 average (11) with 12 in 2019.

Hospitalisations

There were 52 Accidental Immersion Hospitalisations in 2019, a significant increase on the 2013-2017 average (39).

Powered Boating and Fishing Hospitalisations also saw a significant jump in comparison to their 2013-2017 averages.

Swimming Hospitalisations saw a drop with 41, much lower than the 2013-2017 average and the 2018 figure (56).

 

 
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