Drowning claimed 18 lives in June

According to preliminary information from the Teaching and Lifesaving Association (SUH), a total of 18 people drowned in June in various parts of .

Five of the deaths occurred in connection with and six were related to swimming. However, the sequence of events was still unclear for seven deaths.

Five people drowned during this year’s Midsummer weekend. In , an average of seven drowning deaths per year occur during the holidays.

In June last year, 30 people drowned, which was a record number of such deaths for a month.

In Finland, an average of 100-150 people drown each year, and the cause of deaths is increasingly due to conditions.

In Finland, about twice as many people drown per capita as in and .

Source: The Nordic Page


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