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‘Horrendous start’ to summer with 17 coastal drownings already recorded

Surf Life Saving NSW has called for vigilance as the summer drowning tally increases.

This year, 17 people have died in coastal waters in NSW.

CEO of Surf Life Saving NSW Steven Pearce tells Warren Moore the majority of recorded drownings since July have been people swimming outside the red and yellow flags.

“People don’t understand the dangers of rips. People must swim between the red and yellow flags.

“Over Christmas and New Year’s we see a big spike in drownings and rescues. Please, water and alcohol don’t mix. Don’t even think about swimming if you’re going to go drinking.”

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Warren Moore