SLSNZ NATIONAL Beach & Coastal Safety Report

SurfLifeSavingNZ1910

New Zealand has one of the highest fatal drowning rates in the OECD1. This report is our way of drawing a line in the sand. We, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, are saying “enough is enough”. No more unnecessary deaths from drowning on our beaches and along our coastline.

RESCUES PER REGION

ASSISTS PER REGION

“Rescue - Where a person requires immediate help to return to shore (or place of safety)

and who without intervention would have suffered distress, injury or drowning”

“Assist - Where a person requires assistance to return to shore but would most likely be

able to get themselves out of danger if unaided”

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ESCUES 2018–19: PER Rescues REGION

per Region

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2018–19: People Assisted to Safety per Region

ASSISTS PER REGION

Northland

39

Northland

92

186

Auckland

Bay of Plenty

55

311

Auckland

Bay of Plenty

160

182

Waikato

Gisborne

19

243

Waikato

Gisborne

70

17

Taranaki

28

Taranaki

Hawke’s Bay

29

Hawke’s Bay

48

20 Manawatu-Wanganui

10 Nelson

ND Tasman

9 Manawatu-Wanganui

36 Nelson

ND Tasman

Wellington

11

Wellington

114

Marlborough

0

Marlborough

0

0

West Coast

Canterbury

76

Key to Rescues per Region

1 - 15 Rescues

0

West Coast

Canterbury

371

Key to Assists per Region

1 - 50 Assists

16 - 25 Rescues

51 - 100 Assists

26 - 50 Rescues

101 - 200 Assists

51 - 100 Rescues

201 - 300 Assists

> 101 Rescues

> 301 Assists

Otago

58

ND

No Data

Otago

79

ND

No Data

0

Southland

0 40 80 160 Kilometers

0

Southland

0 40 80 160 Kilometers

SURF LIFE SAVING NEW ZEALAND

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NATIONAL BEACH & COASTAL SAFETY REPORT

SECTION ONE

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CAPABILITY

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