To systematically review the available epidemiological data on fatal drowning
in SA in order to identify gaps in the current knowledge base and priority intervention areas.
is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Last month, at least three Saudi nationals died by drowning
at the same beach.
Albeit, the government claimed to take precautionary measures to prevent loss of life along the city beaches but the rising number of drowning
incidents in the city casts doubts on government's hefty claims.
is responsible for 372,000 deaths annually, with over 90% of such deaths being reported from low and middle income countries like Pakistan.
In order to gather the latest and most accurate information to inform the creation of the new guidelines, the WMS assembled a team of doctors with extensive clinical and research experience in drowning
prevention, education, and training, as well as practical wilderness medical knowledge.
Often the drowning
deaths are preventable with the right supervision.
Ms Hodgson said: "Raising awareness of the dangers of drowning
in open water sources is an issue I am extremely passionate about, and I welcome the launch of the RLSS's new campaign Don't Drink and Drown which targets young people going off to University for the first time.
Children under five are 'disproportionately' at risk of drowning
, with males twice as likely to die by drowning
In its first global report on drowning
, the organization said the
Globally, over half of all drowning
deaths are among those aged under 25 years.
Meanwhile, citizens and residents have urged the authorities concerned to ensure that the PACDA puts in place mobile rescue teams near wadis and beaches prone to drowning
incidents that occur mostly during holidays.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Two brothers who went swimming in ystanbul's Saryyer district drowned while two were saved from drowning
at the last minute.
In the United States, almost 4,000 persons die from drowning
each year (1).
As a rule, drowning
children who can't swim sink within less than a minute (compared to adults who manage to call attention by splashing mightily).