“Royal Life Saving is urging men to ‘Make the Right Call to Keep Your Mates Safe’.
We all have a mate who or gets his priorities wrong and can’t handle his alcohol. When enjoying our rivers, make the right call…to keep your mates safe.
Inland waterways accounted for nearly 40% of all drowning deaths in Australia over the past 10 years. Of these deaths, over 80% were male, most of them occurred in the summer months (41%) and 32% involved alcohol.
These are the stark findings of research carried out by the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia. From 2009 to 2019, 2855 people lost their lives to drowning. An overwhelming 2262 of these deaths were male; of these, 837 deaths occurred in inland waterways, 287 of which involved alcohol.”
Find more from Royal Life Saving Society (Australia, December 2019)