Date PostedJuly 1, 2018

Reducing Alcohol Related Drowning


Alcohol related drownings are a major problem in Australia and many men in particular are at a risk of drowning when they swim in inland waterways like lakes, rivers and dams, research has shown.

Now researcher Dr Kyra Hamilton from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland is calling for urgent high quality research to reduce these alcohol related drownings.

Dr Hamilton said that despite the continued safety campaigns from such organisations as Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, the statistics still remain high and not enough is known about the issue.

Statistics show that on average, 49 per cent and 35 per cent of fatal and non-fatal drownings, respectively, involved alcohol.


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