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.

SNAPSHOT: SNORKELLING

10 YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19

2009-2019

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.

FATAL DROWNINGS

27

4

AVERAGE FATAL

DROWNINGS PER YEAR

AVERAGE FATALITY RATE

PER 100,000 POPULATION

3

4

3

0.06

0

2

1

KEY DEMOGRAPHIC

30-54

YEAR OLD MALES (MAORI)

0

0

0

1

3

0

96%

MALE

4%

FEMALE

1

5

3

SNORKELLING FATAL DROWNINGS 2009-19

Fatal Drownings (n)

5

4

3

2

1

Fatal Drownings

Fatal Drowning Rate

0.10

0.08

0.06

0.04

0.02

Fatal Drowning Rate

(per 100,000 pop.)

0

2009-10

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

Year

0.00

SURF LIFE SAVING NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL BEACH AND COASTAL SAFETY REPORT SECTION SIX 10 YEAR ACTIVITY OVERVIEW 2009-19

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