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Beware dangers of the deep end

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Figures released by the Royal Life saving Society doesn’t impart confidence for the summer season ahead. There were 302 drowning deaths in 2008-9, 41 more than 2007-8. RLSS Chief Executive Rob Bradley said the alarming statics were a wake up call to all Australians about the need for water safety.

A combination of lax councils and equally irresponsible pool owners contributed these distressing statistics. Only a fraction of the 300,000 backyard pools were ever inspected and of those checked most failed basic safety. An important link in the preservation of life is knowing CPR.

For more information on CPR courses and training, visit Medilife .

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