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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Posted Jul 07 2010 10:39am

A husband and wife shoo a lifeguard, letting him know they are OK.
What they don’t know, and didn’t recognize, was the lifeguard was
headed for their daughter drowning 10-feet away.

The signs of drowning
…aren’t like you see in the movies. It’s very quiet and undramatic.

“… of the approximately 750 children who will drown next
year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other
adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch
them do it, having no idea it is happening (source: CDC).”

Read more of this story and the checklist of how to recognize when someone needs help while in the water.

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