3. HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Every year, more than 30 000 people in Europe lose their lives to drowning.
Just in Denmark, we have estimated that 16,000 people experience near-drowning every year. That is something we can and must change!
Drowning accidents can be stopped by providing buoyancy to the distressed, and this must be done quickly, as drowning can happen in less than a minute. Early efforts by beachgoers can save drowning victims from permanent harm and fatal drowning. However, it often happens that rescue equipment is neither accessible nor attractive, which can lead to risky rescue operations.
What are we going to do?
LifeBoard aims to reduce drowning by increasing safety, level of education, success rate and use of rescue equipment for civilian rescue operations. In this way, drowning accidents can be stopped before they have lasting or fatal consequences for both families and society.