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4th of July — stay awake around the water

Mandi Bell reported on Facebook

So far, in the United States, this July 4th weekend:
  • A 17 year old male drowned in Lake Delhi in Iowa.
  • An adult man drown in Shasta Lake in California.
  • A 15 year old boy drown in Heritage Lake in Indiana.
  • A 50 year old male in Sparks, Nevada drowned in a lake.
  • A 15 year old drowned in a lake in Oklahoma City.
  • A 24 year old drowned in Lake Keowea, South Carolina.
  • A 24 year old drowned in Lake Martin in Alabama.
  • A 3 year old drowned in Port Allen, Louisiana.
  • A 59 year old (on Friday) and a 45 year old drowned (today) drowned in Lake Lanier in Georgia.
  • A 25 year old man has been missing since 2 pm and is presumed drowned in Lake Canyon in Texas.
  • A 19 year old is in the hospital in New York due to a near-death and drowning incident on Lake George.
  • What comes next?

It’s not enough to know how to swim. You must have endurance and knowledge of water safety. Know the risks. Take precautions.


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There are many suggestions that in this time of COVID-19, none should be going out of the house without a mask or scarf. The SKWIM headbands are easy to wear too. 

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Saving yourself while feeling a heart attack. What do you think? Truth or fiction?

We are Interested in hearing your comments after this story in the comments below:

Hi, I sent this to you as I actually read it and thought it useful to know as I did not know this myself.

Please pause for 2 minutes and read this:

1. Let’s say it’s 7.25 pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

6. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE? Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

8. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please... contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s life.

12. If this message comes around you... more than once… please don’t get irritated... You should instead, be happy that you have many friends who care about you & keeps reminding you how to deal with a Heart attack.

What do you think? Comments welcome.

Finally, the graphic above is all fiction. It was part of the stage design for a play at The Ellis School. 

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