Alarming New Report on Northern Territory Drownings

The Royal Life Saving Society in the Northern Territory is calling for change as a result of a report that reveals that per capita the Northern Territory now records more drowning deaths than any other state or territory in Australia.

Royal Life Saving Society Australian (RLSSA) NT Branch Executive Director Floss Roberts says she’s deeply concerned about the findings, and particularly the revelation that alcohol was present in 51% of the drowning deaths of people aged 15 and over in the Northern Territory.

The ‘Northern Territory 9 Year Drowning Report. A Call For Change’, covering the period 1st July 2002 to 30th June 2011, reveals that the Northern Territory clearly lags behind the rest of Australia when it comes to reducing the incidents of drowning. The report covers the period 1st July 2002 to 30th June 2011. [Read more...]

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