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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Drowning doesn't look or sound like what you think it does

I almost never ask you to share posts from this blog. If you want to you're always welcome to but I rarely ask. Today I'm asking. This news report could help save lives this summer as people head to swimming pools, lakes, and beaches.

Click this link or the image above to visit the myFOX9 news website that created the video Investigators: Drowning is silent

I shared it on Facebook with this message but want to make sure as many people as possible see this video:

"A drowning child or person will most likely not throw their arms in the air and scream for help. Instead they will silently tip their head back in the water in an attempt to keep water out of their nose but in doing so allow all of the air being held in their respiratory system to exit the same way as tipping an empty bottle filled with air sideways while submerged in water. Please watch the video if you're around pools, lakes, or the ocean to see what drowning looks like.

. . . I now know what to look for and might see it happen... SInce most people don't. This is why sometimes kids drown in a pool full of people. At the end of the video they said it takes on average over 20 minutes for other swimmers to notice someone at the bottom of the pool. "

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