Drowning

Summer is here and so is the warmth of the sun we have been craving. August is around the corner, yet we still have at least six weeks to enjoy this wonderful weather.

That means being outdoor as much as possible enjoying friends and activities. The quickest way to cool down during summer heat alerts is swimming in a pool, pond, river, ocean or sea. Think about some safety before swimming so you can only think about fun while swimming.

Here are some sobering thoughts… In 2017

                                              

People that have drown    Canada 292, Ontario 93

 

 

 

WHO 

 

65+ years of age

                                                                         20-34-year-old

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Males 79%    

 

WHERE

Lake or pond 36%, River 28% , Ocean 8%                      Bathtub 11%

 

 

 

DOING WHAT

boating 25 %   – powerboats (≥ 5.5 hp) 24% ,  canoes 22%

 

 

swimming 27 %

WHY

The main reason for drowning across all eight categories

 

No PFD

                                                                                               Swimming alone

                                      Alcohol

 

Deaths due to drowning are declining but the numbers are still high. If that death was a family member or friend, one death was too many.

Let’s make a difference, be part of the solution get trained now.

 

Lifesaving Society

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