Direct observation measurement of drowning risk exposure for surf beach bathers.

@article{Morgan2009DirectOM,
  title={Direct observation measurement of drowning risk exposure for surf beach bathers.},
  author={Damian Morgan and Joan E Ozanne-Smith and Tom J Triggs},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={457-62}
}
Because not all persons bathe at surf beaches, drowning rates based on resident population are likely to be underreported. To facilitate more precise drowning risk exposure data, this study aimed to develop a reliable direct observation measure of frequency and duration for surf beach bather exposure to water, by gender and age group. Bathers were defined as persons entering the water to wade, swim or surf with equipment. Observed bathers were systematically selected entering the water in… CONTINUE READING

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