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 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

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