Drownings double on long weekends, public holidays

By Phoebe Loomes
Updated June 7 2023 - 2:21pm, first published 2:19pm
One in six of the coastal drownings on public holidays and long weekends, came in winter. (Regi Varghese/AAP PHOTOS)
One in six of the coastal drownings on public holidays and long weekends, came in winter. (Regi Varghese/AAP PHOTOS)

While many Australians are looking forward to a day at the beach this long weekend, authorities are warning public holidays also bring a dramatic spike in deaths.

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