New research reveals who is most at risk and what we can all do to stay safe while swimming.
We can learn a lot about avoiding and escaping this natural hazard by asking survivors what being caught in a rip is really like.
Beach safety education needs to be better targeted at multi-cultural Australian migrant communities if drownings are to be avoided.
UNSW scientists will be assessing the role surfers play in rescuing swimmers in distress as well as their broader contribution to society in a world-first, global survey.
Australia may be leading the way on coastal drowning research, but a study led by UNSW has identified the need for more evidence to support prevention strategies.