drowning

lifeguard on beach

COVID-19 is changing the dynamics of people swimming at beaches around the world, potentially making it more unsafe.

Risk of drowning in rivers

The Aussie tradition of cooling off in a river could be fatal on Australia Day after a recent UNSW study showed a heightened risk of drowning on the day.

Analysis of distractions leading to child drowning fatalities in Australia

New UNSW research is a timely reminder this summer that housework, socialising and miscommunication can become deadly distractions when young children are left alone in or near water.