by Mario on July 28, 2011
in Boating Safety,Water Safety
Drowning signs aren’t like the movies: wivb.com
Another (more recent) example of the Instinctive Drowning Response
This is exactly what you explained it would look like in a post of yours a summer or two ago. I notice all the people around that are clueless to the boy’s struggle. Hair over the eyes, no movement fore/aft/side-to-side. Vertical body.
Hey, thanks for your blog! It keeps water safety in mind when I see it on my RSS feed.
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likewise…the rss feed is a lifesaver!
Life in the tropics – endless summers and days spent at the beach or in a pool, so be on the alert! Drowning happens fast.
My 2-year old daughter got too close to the edge of our neighbor’s pool. Just as I warned her, she fell in. I immediately prepared to jump in, when I noticed her body bobbing back up toward the service. I leaned over and pulled her out by the shoulder. She started sputtering as soon as soon as she cleared the water and was just fine. But etched in my memory is the vision of her sinking, her arms and legs NOT moving her eyes wide open. Had she been alone, she would have died. Thank God that I had taken Red Cross courses and passed to swimmers level; making me a very vigilent parent. I urge all parents to take water safety courses and/ or enroll your child in swimming lessons asap.
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OMG – at 46 years old you learn something new every day. Every summer we go camping – always near water – will certainly be more vigilant now and have a different opinion about drowning and what it looks like.
this was some very good advice with a great visual. Thanks!!!
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wow! Saw versions of this years ago while lifeguarding at Jones Beach and Sunken Meadow…more so at SM..At the Ocean you tended to spot potential victims as they were heading into to danger..if they didn’t respond to whistles you went after them immediately ..better safe than sorry..drowing and frighened people are dangerous and you have to know how to handle them. We oten utilized double ended rowing boats on busy and rough water days..
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