4 Jan 2024

Drownings a 'national crisis', advocacy groups say

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 4 January 2024

New data shows there were 90 preventable drownings in New Zealand last year, which water safety advocates are calling a national crisis.

The search continues for a swimmer who went missing at Auckland's Kariotahi Beach on Tuesday, but since the official holiday period began on 22 December, seven people have drowned - all of them male.

Soumya Bhamidipati reports.