Concern about level of water safety education after spate of drownings

There have been at least 25 water-related and suspected drownings since the start of December, including three yesterday.

Four drownings in the same section of the Manawatū River this past week have also prompted a push for better water safety education.

Ahimate Reserve, in Palmerston North, used to be a popular place for people to swim but signage now warned people away from the water.

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