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  10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

Drowning Deaths Continued to Decline in 2012

The Interior Ministry, which supervises the nation's lifeguards, reported, Tuesday, that 26 people drowned to death during the just-concluded spring and summer bathing season. The figure represents an 18-percent decline from last year's 33 drowning deaths.

In 2010 there were 38 fatal drownings. Between 2000 and 2009, the average was 45 drowning deaths a year.