Drowning Report

Drowning Reports

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 activities.



View the 2019 Canadian Drowning Report

View the 2019 Canadian Drowning Infographic.

View the 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Drowning Report.


View the 2018 Canadian Drowning Report

View the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Drowning Report

World Health Org.

Read the WHO media release and read or download the Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer.