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Science & Technology 10 Jun 2017 | 6:00 AM

Boy dies a week after swimming from 'dry drowning', what is that?

Dry drowning or secondary drowning is rare, but it does happen. This is when signs of trouble don't show up until much later.

Nation 16 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Drowning deaths rising by the year

PUTRAJAYA: At least one person dies every day from drowning in Malaysia but many are still not aware of the dangers involved when doing water activities. They also do not know how to keep safe at water recreational spots.

Children 14 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

Human Writes: Kids are drowning, so why aren’t we teaching them to swim?

Simply telling children to stay away from water is not a strategy – since when do children listen to adults? Drownings are not ‘just accidents’, and more needs to be done to prevent such deaths.

Nation 10 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Move to reduce drowning cases

PUTRAJAYA: Awareness campaigns will be carried out to educate Malaysians on the need to exercise care and safety to prevent drowning incidents in the country.

Metro News 07 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Worrying number of drowning deaths

LESS than two months into the year, and already 65 people have died from drowning throughout Malaysia – a number that warrants worry and concern say Fire and Rescue Department officials.

Children 30 Jun 2018 | 6:00 AM

How to recognise the signs of someone drowning

Hint: There isn’t usually the splashing and screaming you see in movies when people drown. The actual signs are quite different.

Nation 27 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lee floats idea for saving lives in drowning risk areas

PETALING JAYA: Local councils must make personal flotation devices (PFDs) available at high-risk drowning locations, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

Children 18 Sep 2018 | 6:06 AM

Make A Splash seeks to prevent drowning deaths by teaching children swimming

The Make A Splash programme has made swimming lessons accessible to more children to prevent drowning deaths. The programme has been credited with the increased number of kids – about 5-10% – who have learned to swim since its inception.

Nation 18 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Witness traumatised by drowning of civil servant

PETALING JAYA: An eyewitness of a drowning said she was traumatised after seeing a civil servant die during a training programme for administrative and diplomatic officers.

Letters 05 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Action plan to prevent drowning

From TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE, Council member, WASC