New data from Surf Lifesaving NZ (SLSNZ) reveals that the majority of Kiwis who die from drowning are male, Newshub reports. According to SLSNZ’s safety report, published on Monday, 36 people on average fatally drown on New Zealand coastlines each year, and the majority of victims – 87 percent – are male. Surf Lifesaving NZ CEO Paul Dalton says the figure is on the increase. The report also shows that the greatest risk activity has been swimming (22 percent), predominantly at surf beaches, with boating (17 percent) and falling (17 percent) as other risk factors.