Queensland has more toddler drownings than anywhere else

QUEENSLAND'S love of the backyard pool is proving fatal, with a new report revealing the state has the highest number of infant and toddler drownings in the country.

For the third year in a row the number of people who drowned in Australia has increased - up nine deaths to 291.

Health Minister Greg Hunt called it "a national tragedy".

But Royal Lifesaving Australia CEO Justin Scarr said Queensland was to blame for the increase and a significant number of those drownings were children under five years old.

More at The Courier-Mail.

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