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