The number of human lives lost as a result of drowning in Estonia jumped to 69 in 2014 from 56 in 2013.
The number of drowning deaths was two in January, four in March, nine in April, six in May and three in June, it appears from tentative figures available from the Rescue Board. Drowning accidents claimed equally 14 lives in July and August, then dropped to five in September, four in October, seven in November and one in December.
No people died as a result of drowning in February.
In 2013 the number of drowning deaths was 56 and just like in 2014 the months with the biggest numbers of victims were July and August with respectively 10 and 15 deaths.