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.

FATA L D R O W N I N G

ANALYSIS

SECTION TWO

10-YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19

320 89%

MALE

BEACH &

COASTAL FATAL

DROWNINGS

11%

FEMALE

LOCATION

39%

SURF BEACH

15%

ROCKY

FORESHORE

14%

HARBOUR

ACTIVITY

22%

SWIMMING/WADING

20%

FALLS

15%

BOATING

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