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    This has got to be one of the most important posts I have ever read. The information is priceless.

    Thank You
    There are more fish taken out of a lake then ever were in it.

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    • #3
      Re: Drowning doesn't look like Drowning

      Fantastic article and important message to all of us.

      Thank you so much for posting.

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      • #4
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        Thank you for the important information.
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        • #5
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          Outstanding! The rewards of being well versed and trained in water rescue are priceless!
          ACTA NON VERBA​

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          • #6
            Re: Drowning doesn't look like Drowning

            This happened to an 18 year old at our local swimming hole last year. 3 people were within 25 feet, watching him drown. Another dozen on a boat and the beach say they watched him drown and had no idea.

            Great post, worth printing out and posting in the lunch room or on the work safety board.
            Medford, WI


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            • #7
              Re: Drowning doesn't look like Drowning

              I think another thing to add to this is the dangers you might face when rescuing a potential drowning victim. I've pulled a couple of people out before, some where still in a panic mode, and one in particular (a child) had reached the point this article talks about.

              If the person is in a panic mode, they just might put you in danger of drowning simply because they are fighting for their lives. Just keep that in mind when you are approaching someone who is in danger.

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              • #8
                Re: Drowning doesn't look like Drowning

                Thanks for posting this!

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                • #9
                  Re: Drowning doesn't look like Drowning

                  Keeping them eye's open wider from now on,
                  thanks for the great post.
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                  • #10
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                    What a great post. If you were to help someone that you think is drowning, ask them if they're ok. If they can answer that's a really good sign since it means that they have enough air to answer and that they're alert enough to hear you, understand that you asked a question, and formulate an answer. Even if the answer is "no I'm not ok help me," it good that they can answer. The scary ones are people that just stare at you without saying anything.

                    If they can't swim then you should throw a cushion or some sore of flotation device with a rope attached so you can pull them in from the comfort and safety of your boat. If you do have to go after someone, you should first tell them to swim to you...and keep telling them. If you're in the water you need to swim away from them as they swim towards you- this is called self rescue and is one of the safest types of rescue. People think it's crazy that we would be 6 feet from someone and keep telling the "swim towards me" and we actually swim away from them; but, before you and the victim know it you're both on shore or at the boat.

                    If you actually need to swim up to someone, approach from their backside and grab them so the can't turn around. If they do turn around to face you, splash them in the face so you can have time to get behind them. Last, if someone grabs you and is pushing you under water like you're the flotation device, you can either splash them, pop them in the nose gently, or take a breath and dunk both of you under water. If you dunk someone that's not expecting it, chances are that they will let go of you to try to get back to the surface.

                    Sorry if this is a long post, but all of you know how important safety stuff is. I keep a square cusion with a 75' rope attached to it and I make sure to tell everyone on the boat where it is. I also keep a throw bag with 125' of rope that I can throw towards people. The bag has some weight and floats so it's great to use in the water. You might want to practice throwing them so you have an idea how to use them in an emergency.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Drowning doesn't look like Drowning

                      This NEEDS to be made a permanent sticky
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                      • #12
                        Re: Drowning doesn't look like Drowning

                        EXCELLENT article!!!!
                        Last edited by QC; July 18th, 2011, 02:04 PM.
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                        • #13
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                          Second the vote to make this a sticky.
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                            HEY, Mods!! Count another vote for the sticky!

                            I've been in the local Rescue Squad over 17 years, and have attended more drownings than I care to remember. It amazes me just how oblivious people can be to their surroundings. The number of times I have heard "we thought he/she was okay"........
                            ><(((>

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                              This article is proof that when you think you know it all,,,,,,,,,,,you don't. Excellent post...........SS
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