Drowning statistics are a deadly reminder of our complex relationship with water

Fenella Souter reports in detail on what it’s like to drown, through the harrowing personal experience of a woman named Merav, who in a bid to show off to her boyfriend 40 years ago, jumped into the surf at Gunnamatta Beach in Victoria, Australia, and lived to regret it.

Published: Feb 11, 2017
Length: 12 minutes (3,242 words)