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29 Dec 2018

The AMA is urging everybody – whether locals or tourists, young or old - to be especially aware of the dangers of beaches, rivers, creeks, and other swimming spots during the summer season.

Last summer saw an increase in drowning deaths, with 110 lives lost.

Across the country, Surf Lifesaving Australia performed 10,249 rescues. They also performed 65,296 first-aid treatments.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that the staggering drowning and lifesaving statistics show that Australians and visitors to our country are not heeding the lifesaving warnings.


Published: 29 Dec 2018

27 Dec 2017

Australians love swimming but whereever we are, whatever our age, water safety is essential says AMA President Dr Gannon.


Published: 27 Dec 2017

26 Dec 2016
Beaches, pools, and rivers can help you cool down over summer, but they can be dangerous. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, has some tips for staying safe around water this summer.

Published: 26 Dec 2016