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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:58 PM
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Default The Instinctive Drowning response

Frank Pia explains the instinctive drowning response

Here in Phoenix we have a lot of swimming pools, and unfortunately the local news tends to report on a child drowning at least a couple of times a week.

On cruises we often find ourselves at beaches - and so it seems appropriate that we should post this link to a video on what a person drowning really looks like.

Surprisingly, it is not what most people think - they do not flail or yell for help. But I prefer that you read the article and watch the video, so I won't say anything more.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Oh my this put a knot in my stomach, this poor kid all the help in the world is right there yet know one notices him in distress. I will keep the images in mind next time I'm around swimmers.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for posting this, Paul. It brought back training I received in the Marines during WSQ (water survival qualification) years ago. I posted the link on my FB page so friends could benefit from the knowledge.
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