Latest figures show in the past decade 1,932 men have drowned and one in four of these deaths involved alcohol.
Royal Life Saving has launched a new drowning prevention campaign called “Don’t let your mates drink and drown”, urging men look out for each other by avoiding alcohol around water.
A culture of drinking while swimming, boating or fishing means men are at greater risk of drowning.
Royal Life Saving is reminding men that alcohol impairs judgement, reduces coordination and delays reaction time, increasing your risk of drowning.
To keep your mates out of trouble, avoid alcohol around water, do not swim or take a boat out under the influence of drugs or alcohol, wear a lifejacket and always be prepared before heading out on the water.
Stand up to risk taking behaviour that can lead to tragic accidents and drowning deaths.
You can get more information by visiting www.royallifesaving.com.au
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