The reason so many people are still drowning in Australia

For those of you heading out to the water.
Every year lives are lost unnecessarily, because of rips and other hazards of swimming in the sea.

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A grief-stricken man mourns the loss of his friend Ravneet Singh Gill at Duranbah Beach. Picture Mike Batterham

A grief-stricken man mourns the loss of his friend Ravneet Singh Gill at Duranbah Beach. Picture Mike BatterhamSource:Gold Coast Bulletin

SUMMER in Australia might be one of the best times of the year but sadly, it’s also the time we lose the most people to drownings. And it has a lot to do with these myths.

by Natalie Wolfe news.com.au
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AUSTRALIANS love bragging about the 12,000 beaches that stretch along our mammoth coastline but forever coupled with that statistic is something much sadder.

Each and every year, especially in the months of December and January, thousands of people find themselves struggling in our nation’s waterways.

And each year, hundreds of those people don’t make it out alive.

From July 2016 to June 2017 a total of 291 people died in Australia’s waterways, according to the National Drowning Report from Royal Life Saving.

In December, five children…

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