Students to learn waterway safety with Life Saving Victoria
More than 800 students at 8 schools in Mildura and near Swan Hill are learning vital water safety skills this week as part of Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) Open Water Learning Experience (OWLE) program.
The program has run at Apex Park, in front of the Mildura Life Saving Club from Monday through today, with the program shifting to Lake Boga for tomorrow and Friday.
Figures from Life Saving Victoria show that within the North West region, there were 8 drowning deaths and 24 people hospitalised for non-fatal drownings in a ten-year period until 2018.
The most recent drowning figures have 8 drowning deaths occurring since the start of summer, which is down from 16 over the same period in 2019.