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.

TASMAN

FATAL DROWNING SNAPSHOT

Figure 56

2009-19: Tasman Beach and Coastal Fatal Drownings

In 2018-19, there were no fatal drownings in Tasman. The

2009-19 fatal drowning rate per 100,000 pop. was 0.82.

2

Fatal Drownings

Fatal Drowning Rate

2.5

Figure 57

2009-19: Beach and Coastal Fatal Drownings by

Activity (n=4)

Within the Tasman region, fatal drownings occurred when

swimming/wading (n=2), rock fishing (n=1) and shell/net

fishing (n=1).

10-YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19 1-YEAR OVERVIEW | 2018-19

FATAL DROWNINGS

AVERAGE FATALITY

0 0.00

PER 100,000 POPULATION

Fatal Drownings (n)

1

0

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Year

2014-15

Figure 58

Comparison of Beach and Coastal Fatal Drowning Rates per Activity: 2009-19 (10-year average) and 2018-19

In 2018-19, fatal drowning rates (per 100,000 pop.) were lower than the 10-year average in all activities.

SWIMMING / WADING

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.5

0.0

Fatal Drowning Rate

(per 100,000 pop.)

25%

25%

SNORKELLING

75%

50%

Swimming/Wading

Rock Fishing

Net/Shell Fishing

Attempting a Rescue

Boating

Diving / Jumping

Fall

Net / Shell Fishing

Rock Fishing

Scuba Diving

Snorkeling

4

Swimming / Wading

Watercraft

TOTAL FATAL DROWNINGS: 4

FATAL DROWNINGS BY LOCATION

ZERO

Fatal

Drownings

FALL

BOATING

WATERCRAFT

2009-19

0.42

2009-19

0.00

2009-19

0.00

2009-19

0.00

2018-19

0.00

2018-19

0.00

2018-19

0.00

2018-19

0.00

ROCK FISHING

2009-19

0.00

2009-19

0.23

NET / SHELL FISHING

2009-19

0.20

ATTEMPTING A RESCUE

2009-19

0.00

2018-19

0.00

2018-19

0.00

2018-19

0.00

2018-19

0.00

AVERAGE FATAL DROWNINGS

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