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Number of fatalities caused by drowning during 2014

According to the Swedish Lifesaving Society’s, SLS, summary 137 people have lost their lives in drowning accidents during 2014. That is an increase by eight compared to 2013 when 129 people drowned. The number of deaths by drowning in 2014 is the highest since 2002 when 149 people died as a result of drowning. SLS has a zero vision when it comes to death due by drowning.

The last two years has broken a positive trend. During the years 2009 to 2012 the drowning statistic showed less than 100 deaths/year.
The amount of drowning accidents amongst children and adolescent under the age of 19 was five in 2014, as an comparison to seven in both 2013 and 2012.

Read the report here