Stats

In 2017  Sea Rescue undertook 1 050 rescues (852 in 2016).  1 227 people (1 306 in 2016) and 21 animals (47 in 2016) were rescued.

We taught water safety lessons to 367 857 children (323 130 in 2016), bringing our total to 1 599 622 children since we started this programme in 2006.

 

Drowning Trends in South Africa:

There are around 2 000 fatal drownings per annum, it is estimated that 10 times this amount ie 20 000 are non-fatal.

Of the fatal drownings 600 are children (under 16 years of age).  It is estimated that there are 6 000 non fatal drowning in that age group 0-15 years.

Not all drownings result in death.  There are fatal and non-fatal drownings.

According to Stats SA 2016:

56 million – Population of South Africa

16 million – Children <16

6 million – Toddlers <4

9 million – Tourists