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.
CAPABILITY SECTION ONE 10-YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19 948,130 PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS 11,065 RESCUES 5002 ASSISTS INVOLVING 3,649,523 MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC 40 EMERGENCY CALLOUT SQUADS 2,910 SEARCHES 19,614 FIRST AID TREATMENTS