Almost half of drowning deaths linked to drinking, new research finds

By Julie Power and Chris Young
Updated December 29 2016 - 2:58pm, first published 2:54pm
EXPERIENCED: Peter Wright and his team
of volunteers have pulled the bodies of nearly 
50 people out of the Murray River near Albury 
in the past 37 years. Picture: James Wiltshire
EXPERIENCED: Peter Wright and his team of volunteers have pulled the bodies of nearly 50 people out of the Murray River near Albury in the past 37 years. Picture: James Wiltshire

RANDOM breath testing for swimmers is worth considering, according to the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia's chief executive.

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