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Drowning Report 2019

 

In 2019, Preventable Drowning Fatalities at Beaches saw a 50% increase on the 2013-2017 average of 18, with 27 Fatalities.

 

With 7 Preventable Drowning Fatalities in the Under 5's Age Group, 2019 had a higher toll than the 2013-2017 average of 5.

 

 

The highest risk Regions were the West Coast, Northland and Southland; with 15.3, 8.5, and 5.9 Preventable Drowning Fatalities per 100,000 population respectively.

 

In 2019 Land Based Fishing saw a 140% increase in Preventable Drowning Fatalities compared to the 2013-2017 average.

 

 

Asian Preventable Drowning Fatalities saw the largest increase across Ethnicity groups, up 40% on the 2013-2017 average.

 

 

There were 41 Hospitalisations involving Streams in 2019; a large increase compared to the 2013-2017 average of 21. 

 

 

 
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