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Maritime Drowning Report 2019

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Drowning fatalities continue to steadily decline in the Maritimes according to the Society’s most recent Maritimes Drowning Report, but the contributing factors remain the same. Not wearing a lifejacket or PFD is still the single largest factor. Males continue to account for nearly 9 out of 10 drowning deaths. Learn more.


Canadian Drowning Report 2019

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Seniors age 65 and older have the highest drowning rate of all age groups according to the Lifesaving Society’s 2019 Canadian Drowning Report. Despite the long-term downward trend, high numbers of preventable drowning deaths continue to occur: 2,220 people lost their lives in Canadian waters between 2012 and 2016, the most recent year for which complete data is available.  Learn more.


The Lifesaving Society publishes a drowning report annually.

Canadian Drowning Report 2016
Canadian Drowning Report 2015
2014 Maritimes Drowning Report
Canadian Drowning Report 2013

Canadian Drowning Report 2012
Canadian Drowning Report 2011
National Drowning Trends Report 1991-2000