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Rip Current Survival documentary to get premiere at World Conference on Drowning Prevention

Rip Current Survival documentary to get premiere at World Conference on Drowning Prevention
December 2, 2023

A feature-length documentary on how countries around the world are tackling swimmer safety at ocean beach issue is to be premiered on the opening day of the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Perth tomorrow.

Born out of a rip current tragedy at an unpatrolled NSW beach in 2016, Rip Current Survival was filmed across more than a dozen countries, is the world’s first feature length, international rip current safety documentary.

It cover the world’s greatest beach safety hazard - rip currents - and the efforts being made by water and beach safety organisations, drowning prevention agencies, scientists, communities to better understand and manage the impact of these deadly currents.

The free screening of the RIP Current Survival documentary, will be heled at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Riverside Theatre at 3pm on Monday 4th December 2023.

It includes the work of passionate and state of the art drowning prevention efforts in:

  • Australia (Professor Rob Brander - UNSW Beach Safety Research Group)
  • Brazil (Dr David Spzilman and Sobrasa)
  • Canada (Professor Chris Houser, University of Waterloo)
  • Costa Rica (Dr Alejandro Gutierrez, the American Embassy, Red Cross and Costa Rican Department of Tourism)
  • France (Dr Bruno Castelle, Dr Vincent Marieu from the University of Bordeaux and Dr Jeoffrey Dehez INRAE - France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, and the Lifeguards of Plage de La Lette Blanche

Click here for details on the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in the Australasian Leisure Management calendar.

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