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Avoid tragedy over long weekend on Victorian waterways after two drownings last week

Ahead of the long weekend, we are encouraging people to stay safe to avoid tragedy in our waterways.

By news@gippsland - 11th March 2022 - Back to News

Life Saving Victoria is pleading with Victorians to keep water safety front of mind this Labour Day long weekend, after two people tragically drowned last week, and four were rescued from an overturned boat in Mallacoota.

Life Saving Victoria reminded beachgoers to be vigilant as they head out into the surf over the long weekend

Life Saving Victoria reminded beachgoers to be vigilant as they head out into the surf over the long weekend

With the likelihood of drowning in Victoria increasing by 68 per cent on public holidays across coastal and inland waterways and pools, LSV is urging the public to make safe decisions on and around the water this weekend, following a deadly weekend on the water.

Audio: Life Saving Victoria's general manager research and communications Dr Bernadette Matthews

Vision: Please note unfortunately there is no vision available from the Mallacoota rescue. We have attached some b-roll for your use.

Pictures from Life Saving Victoria Facebook page.


Source: http://gippsland.com/

Published by: news@gippsland.com



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