Most people in trouble in the water don’t drown, but some rescuers do. In the last 30 years 88 people have drowned in New Zealand while attempting to rescue others. It is a little known fact that, in most cases, the original victim survived and the rescuer drowned. In 2014, 5 out of 9 drowning deaths on New Zealand beaches involved rescuers.
Is someone in trouble in the water? Do the 4Rs.
WAI 4Rs flyer _Aug15 FINAL to download a copy of the flyer for yourself and watch the video.