Drowning Reports

Canadian Drowning Reports

Prepared by the Drowning Prevention Research Centre for the Lifesaving Society Canada

Lifesaving Society Canada and the Drowning Prevention Research Centre have released the 2024 Manitoba Drowning Report.

The report states we continue to see alcohol use, absent or distracted adult supervision of young children, and a lack of lifejacket use, as major contributing factors to deaths in the province.

Lifesaving Society Canada and the Drowning Prevention Research Centre also released the 2020 Canadian Drowning Report.

Archived Drowning Reports

Prepared by the Canadian Red Cross


Global Report on Drowning

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the first ever Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer. The report identifies drowning as a major public health issue and calls on the world’s nations to ramp up drowning prevention measures. From the report:

Globally, an estimated 372 000 people drown worldwide each year, among them more than 63 000 children under the age of 5 years. Drowning is one of the ten leading causes of death for children in every region of the world. (Source)

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