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Life saving lessons for Kimberley Aboriginal children to combat high risk of drowning

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In remote outback communities where hot and humid summer conditions can be stifling, rivers and inland waterways provide residents with a much needed relief from the heat.

But in Western Australia’s far north, monsoonal rains can turn placid creeks into potentially deadly rapids in minutes, putting the region’s mainly Aboriginal residents at risk.

Aboriginal children are 14 times more likely to drown than non-Indigenous children in the state, but a push is underway to reduce these rates.

Royal Life Saving WA has been working with these townships to…



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