With high temperatures expected across the country leading into the New-Year, the Royal Life Saving Society is urging all Australians to make sure that they and their family stay safe around water.
Inland waterways contain many environments where drowning deaths occur – rivers, lakes,waterholes, dams, irrigation channels, water tanks and creeks have all been sites of drowning deaths.
Males are 6.4 times more likely to drown than females at inland waterways.
Drowning risk is greatest among adults aged 25-34 years 19% of drowning deaths involved .
Aboriginal Australians, are 5.8 times more likely to drown than non-Aboriginal Australians The majority of drowning deaths occurred at river locations (41%), followed by lakes (21%) and dams (12%)
In Western Australia the Respect the River program is a great way to become equipped with the knowledge, skills and judgement needed to keep safe in inland waterways. Our programs include hands on aquatic courses or interactive workshops. These programs cater for all ages and abilities and are great for the individual or can be delivered at your school or sporting group.
Like our friends in Warmun.
All images courtesy Royal Life Saving Western Australia Warmun River Ready Program
Summer Safety Resources: www.royallifesaving.com.au/summerwatersafety
Summer Safety Videos (Via Dropbox): https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/9n3rqjjqiszrdtdp2annk/h?dl=0&rlkey=qyw9cn72lcvzkkdrz73putul9
With this information we hope you have a safe & fantastic holiday.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.