Help Prevent Drowning with These Tips
Thanks to Dave Smith, Ph.D., Commander, USCG (RET) for providing the following anti-drowning tips. Dr. Smith is an aquatic safety consultant. You can find him on the web at http://www.aquaticsafety.com ...Capt. Matt
Here are a few basic anti-drowning tips:
Drowning occurs rapidly and soundlessly, averaging 20 seconds in small children and up to a minute in adults. To the uninitiated a drowning person’s surface struggle may appear to be playing, clowning or splashing accompanied by lack of requests for help. Simply observing and reacting to the signs of drowning by basic, shore-based reaching or throwing rescues may cancel a needless tragedy.