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 THREE 1-YEAR OVERVIEW | 2018-19 33 82% MALE BEACH & COASTAL FATAL DROWNINGS 18% FEMALE LOCATION 49% SURF BEACH 18% ROCKY FORESHORE 9% HARBOUR ACTIVITY 21% ROCK FISHING 21% WATERCRAFT 18% SWIMMING/WADING