Today is April Pool's Day and we need to talk about it.

Let's get these stats down.


1 April 2019

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While we love to have a joke and stitch each other up on April Fool's Day, we need to drop the act and think about pool safety today. 

There's been too many near misses across Cairns and the Far North lately and it's something we can all get behind to reduce. 

April Pool's Day has begun to get the conversation going on the fact drowning is the leading cause of death for kids under four in Australia. 

That's not O.K. 

From today, the Red Cross will be offering free CPR training to those who want to learn the basics to saving a life. 

More than 50% of casualties occur in the backyard swimming pool according to the Royal Life Saving Society. 

The Kids Alive Do the Five program continues to be taught across the country with ambassador Laurie Lawrence wanting every child and parent to learn more when it comes to water safety. 

You can head to the April Pool's Day website HERE. 

 

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