August 30, 2014

Manslaughter charges following toddler drowning.

Kids can drown in inflatable pools too! Drowning Prevention Messages

Media Release: Armidale Pool Owner Charged with Manslaughter after Toddler Drowning Following the tragic death of an Armidale toddler days after a near drowning in May, it has now been reported that the owner of the property on which the pool was located has been charged with manslaughter. It is alleged that the pool at […]

Drowning, Non-Fatal Drowning, Near Drowning – Is there a difference?

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When talking about drowning and trying to make a distinction between those that die and those that survive following a submersion there have always been some problems associated with the language used. There have been multiple terms associated with drowning, and different ways of describing the outcomes associated with a submersion. In this post we […]

Near Drowning – Good news stories or fuelling public misconception ?

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Drowning / Near Drowning a horror start to 2012 Around the country since the start of 2012 children have lost their lives in backyard swimming pools, baths, rivers and dams around the country and there have been numerous near drowning incidents. The NSW Ambulance service alone has reported that they have responded to 54 near […]

Renewed inflatable pool warning following toddler near drowning

Kids can drown in inflatable pools too! Drowning Prevention Messages

      Renewed warning on inflatable / temporary pools following near drowning – Western Sydney   Key points   2 year old boy hospitalised after a near drowning in Airds – Western Sydney Near Drowning occurs in temporary pool Renewed call for vigilance around requirements for fencing of inflatable /temporary pools Renewed call for […]

It takes this much water for a child to drown

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Do you know how much water it takes for a child to drown?     It takes this much…….. That’s right it only takes that much water in a pool, bathtub, nappy bucket, play pool, bucket, bin, beach, dam or any other source of water… Supporting the launch and sharing of this campaign The Samuel […]

The Water Lily – Henry Lawson

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On this day… September 2, in 1922 one of Australia’s best known writers, Henry Lawson died.  Henry Lawson Henry Lawson was born on 17 June 1867, on the Grenfell goldfields in New South Wales. He became one of Australia’s best-known fiction writers of the colonial period. Most of his works dwelt on the Australian bush, accurately […]

A power non-fatal drowning interview

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Every year in Australia far too many families have to deal with a non-fatal drowning and far too many Australian families wind up with a child with a disability as a result. This interview, courtesy of Raising Kids Arizona, is a powerful reminder about the effects of these events, not just on the child involved […]

Protect Your Pool – Protect Your Kids

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Protect Your Pool – Protect Your Kids The Protect Your Pool – Protect Your Kids project is a partnership between the Samuel Morris Foundation, Kidshealth at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead and the Swimming Pool and Spa Association with funding from Shell’s Clyde Refinery, this project continues the Samuel Morris Foundations commitment to drowning prevention and awareness. […]

Death of elite athlete proves no such thing as drown-proofing

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The tragic death of a United States open water swimmer on 25 October 2010 should act as a stark reminder for all that there is no such thing as drown proofing your children, as even elite athletes who are among the strongest swimmers in the world can drown.  This death also demonstrates the importance […]

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