Drowning is serious threat. Hundreds of thousands of people
drown every year. Population projections mean that the problem is
going to get worse, especially in developing countries.
Counting victims does not save lives or reduce drowning - but
understanding the magnitude of the problem and identifying the risk
factors does allow lifesaving organizations to provide effective
prevention actions to the highest risk populations, locations and
View the 2019 Canadian Drowning Report.
View the 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Drowning
View the 2018 Canadian Drowning Report
View the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Drowning
World Health Org.
Read the WHO media release and read or download the Global
Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer.