Royal lifesaving has issued a warning ahead of the weekend and Australia day of the dangers of alcohol and water.
Stats provided by Royal lifesaving shows that people are twice as likely to drown on a public holiday, as well one third of drownings involving alcohol.
Royal Life Saving CEO, Justin Scarr, says “Too many people have lost their lives to drowning this summer, especially at inland waterways. People underestimate the risks of swimming in rivers and lakes, where conditions can change quickly and without warning.”
The River Murray remains the number one location for drowning deaths in Australian inland waters.
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