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Old 22-06-2019, 18:39   #16
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Re: Drowning doesn't look like drowning

We can learn something new every day...
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Old 22-06-2019, 19:22   #17
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wow! i had no idea...great read.
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Old 25-06-2019, 16:56   #18
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Yes, thank you for sharing. We need to know the difference between perception and reality.
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Re: Drowning doesn't look like drowning

Right On!! I totally agree! "What Drowning Looks Like" should be a mandatory part of every First-Aid class; as you say, Marine or not! Another subject is that of other vessels in distress...often confused with boaters waving hello to others---I have personally encountered and aided 4 different vessels in the last 20 years or so. 3 were small motor vessels had run out of fuel in open ocean, and 1 was a becalmed surfboard/sailer, dragged out to sea by the tide. We must always be on watch!!
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We use 12v lights in our pool.
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To clarify, ESD is a fresh water phenomenon. Body is more conductive than fresh water and current is generated which disturbs muscle function, particularly cardiac. In salt water, the water is more conductive and current flows around not thru the body.
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Go on YouTube and do a search for “ Drownproffing”. It should be taught to every child at every school that has a pool. It should be taught at every pool that has swimming lessons. If you learn this technique you will die of exposure long before you drown.


Unless things have changed, Emory University used to require 100% of its students to take and pass a drown-proofing class.

Apparently Ga Tech as well. It seems to have originated there.
http://academicvc.com/2012/10/01/drownproofing-2-0/

Navy seals are of course drown proofed and I think everyone that goes thru the Navy SCUBA school in Panama City is as well.
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I found this very interesting thanks for sharing
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Re: Drowning doesn't look like drowning

I was using drownproofing on our last trip to hawaii. I was caught in a rip current, and was unable to swim back to shore. After a minute I realized this was futile and silly as it was tiring me out, so I took a deep breath, lay my face in the water, and just let it push me further out. I was then able to swim around it and back to shore. It was so easy to get out of the water. Everyone should practice this, and it should be part of every swim lesson, probably one of the first things anyone should learn.


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My brother and I used to go body surfing on Wollongong beach when we were young, he was 14 I was 9 the water was much deeper than I was long. The surf used to get quite big sometimes and I'd get dumped. First reaction was to head straight for the surface. It took a while but eventually I learned not to fight the turbulence and if possible grab the bottom, wait for the surges to pass then push off the bottom to the surface. Never thought I might drown but I've always clearly understood how it could happen particularily if there is a short wave period.
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Very usefull post from OP,BUT do not forget that after the initial saving response you should look out for secondary drowning especially with children read more here,

https://www.todaysparent.com/family/...dary-drowning/
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The mods have made this thread a "Sticky". The reason is that everyone who ever takes someone out in a boat really should be interested to give it a read.

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I had seen this article years ago, and someone shared it with me again today.

It's a quick read, and worthwhile -- this info might save a life



https://www.soundingsonline.com/voic...-like-drowning

I've seen both - first, our 4 year old son when he fell in our pool, while our oldest son and I were rough housing and didn't see him tumble in. It was our middle son that actually saw him from the deck and screamed "Tim is drowning." The noise we were making was more than the noise Tim made when struggling, and had our middle son not seen him from the deck the results would have been tragic. As it was, we had him breathing before the paramedics arrived.


Yesterday my husband assisted in saving a woman who had fallen into the Puget Sound. He said she was absolutely screaming and splashing, unable to reach the dock or anything else for support. Her husband had not seen her fall in, and without that screaming she probably would not have been noticed in time. Another happy ending, but it took four men to haul her out.


I volunteered for a number of years at a children's hospital where we had several near-drowning victims. People sigh their relief when they hear that a child survived, but not all survival stories end well. The ones I worked with had severe brain damage, and lived with chronic health issues. Sadly, they will spend their lives in a setting such as the one that I volunteered.



Thank you for posting this article. Hope it goes viral since it is information that can save lives.
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I had seen this article years ago, and someone shared it with me again today.

It's a quick read, and worthwhile -- this info might save a life



https://www.soundingsonline.com/voic...-like-drowning
Very good read! Might save someone's life someday.

You never know...
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