USA Swimming’s drowning statistics show in the month of November 2018, there were 72 drownings. Twelve were kids age 4 and under. This is an increase from 2017. We need to continue to educate in order to eliminate drowning.
If you see someone being attacked by a shark while you are in the vicinity, would you try to help the person or get out of the water?
Lola Correa posted:
Get out of the water first, then attempt to help the person by throwing a flotation device or rope or something. Creating two victims that need rescuing is no help to anyone especially the first responder rescuers. The first rule of professional rescuers like Firefighters and EMS is “scene safety.” If you your self become another victim you’re doing no help at all especially to the original victim.
On the Today Show.
In an exclusive interview with Savannah Guthrie, Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan open up about losing their baby girl in a drowning accident in June. https://on.today.com/2mViTWW
Posted by Today Show on Monday, July 30, 2018