Survey reveals increase in number of accidental drowning - A survey published today and conducted by Public Health France has shown that between June 1st and September 30th 2018 there were 1,649 accidental drowning in France. The figures represent a 30% increase compared to a previous survey which was carried out in 2015. The vast majority of incidents are accidental at (84%). The departments in France which records the most number of cases of accidental drowning are coastal areas. The Var, Bouches-du-Rhône, Gironde, Hérault and Pyrénées-Orientales alone ,account for nearly one in three drownings. Most drownings occur in the sea (44%), swimming pools (31%) and rivers (22%). Drownings at sea mainly concern adults from 45 years old, those in swimming pools, children under 6 years old and those in streams, adults between 25 and 44 years old.
The survey highlights the need for action. Here in the Principality saving young lives through the power of sport is the incredible work that the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has undertaken. Princess Charlene created the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation with the vision of ending death and disability caused by drowning.
The Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of people in diverse countries across Africa, Asia and Europe, and continues to promote water safety. For more information https://pcmfsa.co.za/