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.
N O N - FATA L DROWNING ANALYSIS SECTION FOUR 10-YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19 NON-FATAL DROWNING A subset of drowning, the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/ immersion in liquid, where the outcome is classified as morbidity and no morbidity. 253 NON-FATAL DROWNING INCIDENTS AVERAGE NON-FATAL DROWNINGS PER YEAR 25 37% UNDER THE AGE OF 25 1:1.86 RATIO FATAL : NON-FATAL DROWNING INCIDENTS (all ages) 1:15 0-14 YEARS OLD RATIO FATAL : NON-FATAL DROWNING INCIDENTS