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Beware of open water sources

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WITH three more drowning cases in the past week, the Water Safety Council of Fiji (WSC) is pleading with the public to be more careful around water sources.

2013 recorded the most deaths by drowning in the past 13 years, with 75 in total. This did not include those missing at sea, the council confirmed.

The council said the need for parents and children to be careful about water safety was critical.

"The Fiji Water Safety Council and Fiji Police wish to remind parents and caregivers on the importance of adopting safe aquatic behaviour," said council member, Jeremy Dorovolomo.

"The change in weather also brings about change to the waterways frequented by the children."

The drowning death toll stands at seven so far this year.