The Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada has released 2017 edition of the Canadian Drowning Report.
Examining the most recent 2014 Coroners data in Canada, the report identifies a downward trend in drowning incidents in Canada, between 1990-2014. According to the report, there were 428 drowning deaths in Canadian waters in 2014, the lowest number of water- related fatalities to be reported in the last 25 years. Despite the positive trend however, the report notes that, high numbers of preventable water-related fatalities continue to occur in Canada: a total of 2,322 children, youth and adults lost their lives in between 2010 and 2014 in preventable drowning incidents.
Furthermore, the report also identifying key demographic indicators around preventable water-related fatalities such as :
- Who is drowning? (Age, Sex &Ethnicity)
- When are they drowning? (Time of year, Day of week)
- Where are they drowning? (Body of water, Provinces & territories, Urban vs.Rural)
- What they were doing? (Purpose of activity, type of activity, Boating)
The current report also details the risk factors around preventable water-related fatalities. Download the report here to learn more. http://www.lifesavingsociety.com/drowning-research/drowning-reports.aspx