Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) today released the national coastal safety report ahead of the bumper summer season, revealing four of seven coastal drowning deaths in Queensland resulted from diving or snorkelling incidents in the state's north.
SLSA spokesman Matt Thompson said Queenslanders were to be commended for being surf smart, unlike beach-goers in NSW, who failed to swim between the red and yellow flags.
Mr Thompson said a surf safety campaign led by surf lifesavers in Queensland was the most effective in the country.
"Queensland is leading the way in surf safety, because people are swimming responsibly," he said.
Read more at Brisbane Times
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