In the last 12 months 339 drowning deaths occurred across Australia, the highest in 25 years, prompting water safety experts to issue an urgent plea to make safety a focus this summer.
The Surf Life Saving National Coastal Safety Report 2022 found that 141 of those drowning deaths occurred along the coast, the highest number recorded by SLSA since 2004, and sadly a 16 % increase on the 10-year average.
Several key trends have emerged.
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