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Water safety

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, October 18, 2014

TAKE heed and practice water safety, says the newly formed Water Safety Council as the so-called drowning season nears.

Education officer Kathryn Murray said figures they gathered outlined a trend that showed that in yesteryears, drowning cases increased between November and April.

She said as of the beginning of the year until September 6, 33 people drowned.

Ms Murray said of the 33, five were epileptic and the preschool aged children and adult males made most of the drowning figures.

"The drowning statistics tells us we need to focus on parents, siblings, extended family members, schoolteachers of those with children under 10 years of age."








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