2019 Canadian Drowning Report
Seniors age 65 and older have the highest drowning rate of all
age groups according to the Lifesaving Society's 2019 Canadian
Drowning Report. Despite the long-term downward trend, high
numbers of preventable drowning deaths continue to occur: 2,220
people lost their lives in Canadian waters between 2012 and 2016,
the most recent year for which complete data is available. Learn more.