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 Lifesaving Society's 2017 Ontario Drowning Report.
View the 2017 Canadian Drowning Report / Version Français.
Read the WHO media release and read or download the Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer.