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Increased winter drownings in ice-covered regions with warmer winters

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Analysis of over 4000 winter drowning events reveals factors associated with higher rates; suggests drowning deaths may increase with warmer winters.

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Article Title: Increased winter drownings in ice-covered regions with warmer winters

Funding: Funding was provided to SS by the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Early Researcher Award and York University Research Chair programme. Funding support for BAD was provided by Kempestiftelserna. AL was supported by Estonian Research Council Grant PSG 32. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Article URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0241222

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