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.

DROWNING SNAPSHOT

10-YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19

CONTENTS

LOCATION

39%

SURF BEACH

ACTIVITY

22%

SWIMMING/WADING

320 89%

MALE

BEACH &

COASTAL FATAL

DROWNINGS

15%

ROCKY

FORESHORE

20%

FALLS

11%

FEMALE

14%

HARBOUR

15%

BOATING

Key Findings Infographics 02

Synopsis 06

Key Findings 07

Northland 38

SECTION ONE:

09

Auckland 40

CAPABILITY

Waikato 42

Bay of Plenty 44

Capability 10 Gisborne 46

Surf Life Saving Patrol

Locations 12

Hawke's Bay

Taranaki

48

50

Surf Lifeguard Capability 13 Manawatu-Wanganui 52

Rescues Per Region 14 Wellington 54

Assists Per Region 15 Tasman 56

Major First Aid Incidents 16 Marlborough 58

Minor First Aid Incidents 17 West Coast 60

Searches Per Region 18 Canterbury 62

Preventative Actions 19 Otago 64

Southland 66

SECTION T WO:

21

FATAL DROWNING

SECTION SIX:

69

10 YEAR ACTIVITY

10 Year National Overview 22 OVERVIEW 2009-19

SECTION THREE:

FATAL DROWNING

ANALYSIS - 2018/19

29

1 Year National Overview 30

SECTION FOUR:

NON-FATAL

DROWNING

33

Non-Fatal Drownings Overview 34

Comparison of Fatal and

Non-Fatal Drownings on Beaches 35

SECTION FIVE:

REGIONAL OVERVIEWS

37

Snapshot: Swimming/Wading 70

Snapshot: Falls 71

Snapshot: Boating 72

Snapshot: Watercraft 73

Snapshot: Snorkelling 74

Key Terms 76

References 78

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