Drowning Board & Map Drowning Board & Map

Drowning Board & Map

Drowning is preventable. Here at the Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon, we take this statement seriously and know that the primary way to prevent drowning is through creatively communicating preventative drowning information through data visualization.

While our Drowning Board provides concrete numbers, our interactive Drowning Map provides the location and a synopsis of the circumstances surrounding drowning in our area. It can happen quickly; be informed, be prepared and stay safe!

British Columbia & Yukon have been drowning free for

1 Day

Total Number of Drownings in
British Columbia & Yukon this Year

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Who is drowning?

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78% Male

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22 % Female

28%
[2.2*]

Age 20 - 34

25%
[1.9*]

Age 50 - 64

18%
[1.8*]

Age 65 +

* Death Rate per 100,000 / Year

Where?

Lake / Pond
37%

Lake / Pond

River
28%

River

Ocean
16%

Ocean

Other
8%

Other

Bathtub
7%

Bathtub

Pool
4%

Pool

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1%

Drowning in a Lifeguard supervised setting

When

67%

OF DROWNINGS OCCURRED FROM

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May

To

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Sept

WHat Were They Doing?

26%

Aquatic

35%

Boating

17%

Non-Aquatic

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Other
55%

Powerboat

Bathtub
12%

Canoe

Pool
11%

Inflatable Craft

High Risk Groups:

Children Under 5
Men Aged 18-49

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Public Education

The Lifesaving Society conducts research into fatal and non-fatal drowning, aquatic injury, and rescue interventions. The Lifesaving Society focuses WaterSmart drowning prevention efforts on people most at risk – like men fishing in small boats - or on those who can make a significant difference, such as parents of young children. Ongoing research and analysis support the Society’s evidence-based water rescue training and WaterSmart drowning prevention education.

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