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Lifesaving News

#NDPW2016 in the Media

The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch has been active on social media throughout National Drowning Prevention Week. We have also been well supported by the local media. CBC Manitoba ran Tips for a safe summer at popular Manitoba swimming holes and shared drowning-prevention messages from the Lifesaving Society and the RCMP. CTV National News ran a clip called Guarding against drowning that featured our own Carl Shier, Manitoba Branch Chief Executive Officer. We will continue to update our website throughout the week. Share your National Drowning Prevention Week actions by using the hashtags #NDPW2016 and #SNPN2016.

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2016 Canadian Drowning Report Released

The Lifesaving Society Canada and the Drowning Prevention Research Centre have released the Canadian Drowning Report 2016 Edition. The report is available in English and in French.

The most recent data available from the Chief Coroner’s and Medical Examiner’s offices reveal that the significant longterm progress in reducing death by drowning in Canada has continued. After a spike in the number of water-related fatalities in 2012 (495), the number dropped to 466 in 2013. An average of 473 people drowned each year in the most current five-year period (2009-2013), down from an average of 481 per year in 2004-2008

Download the Canadian Drowning Report 2016 Edition


National Drowning Prevention Week: July 17 to 23

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The Lifesaving Society designates the third week in July as National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) to focus community and media attention on the drowning problem and drowning prevention. NDPW this year is July 17 to 23. What is your community planning? For more information…


2016 Manitoba Drowning Report Released

The Lifesaving Society and the Drowning Prevention Research Centre have released the Manitoba Drowning Report 2016 Edition.

The most recent data available from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Manitoba reveals that the drowning death rate has remained steady in 2013. After a surge in drowning deaths in 2011 (40), 2012 and 2013 saw a 50% decrease in the number of water-related fatalities (20), and a return to a more typical death rate of 1.6 per 100,000 population.

Download the Manitoba Drowning Report 2016 Edition