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.
- Royal Life Saving WA will teach remote children to be ‘River Ready’
- Aboriginal children are 14 times more likely to drown in WA
- Warmun community welcomes more education, awareness
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…