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Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

Old 05-26-2018, 03:02 AM
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This is a great article, and since we all spend a lot of time on the water wanted to post link here.


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I experienced personally, a shallow water drowning, swimming underwater laps during swim team practice in high school.
No body fat, I sunk like a stone after I stopped stroking.
Its not a bad way to go, but I'm sure my unborn kids were happy my coach pulled me off the bottom.

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saved a little girl at a pool party just a couple of years ago. I thought she was playing at first, and then she didn't come up for a while. It's a silent killer.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:30 AM
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I am (was) a Water safety Instructor and have lifeguarded ocean beaches. The video is very real. People do not wave arms and scream and yell for help, or count 1 down, two down, three down with their fingers. Because underneath the surface they are furiously trying to climb out of the water.

I will never understand people not being a good swimmer and yet playing on and in the water. Knowing a few (real) swimming strokes, maintaining some physical fitness, able to tread water for at least 15 minutes and swim 500 yards unassisted as a minimum to stay up on top until a rescuer can get to them.
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Great article. I was curious, and did some searching. There is a lifeguard that posts "Spot the Drowning" lifeguard rescues on youtube. It's amazing how fast someone can get into trouble.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:32 AM
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compelling read , thanks for posting !
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by apt333 View Post
This is a great article, and since we all spend a lot of time on the water wanted to post link here.


Here is a GRAPHIC video that supports the article's conclusions.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for posting. Good info for all of us. I fish very cold waters, and this drowning happens fast!
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Thank you for posting this article.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:42 PM
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About 10 years back I pulled a guy out of the confluence of the Farmington and CT rivers . Early May , cold water and at flood stage . He was 30 seconds from done , still remember the look on his face . Seeing him underwater looking up at me , but he wasn't seeing me . Scary shit .
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Buddy saved me when I was 10. Learned after that. Heavy duty respect for oceans & lakes
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I am a piss-poor swimmer, but have some muscle and fight. I pulled an old guy out of the North Anna River in VA when my wife and I were kayaking about 5 yrs ago. He was canoeing downstream with his grandkids (in a separate canoe) and he didnt know about a 6 foot high dam on the river. Wife and I sitting on some rocks having lunch, we tried hollering and waving him down but he didnt listen for some reason and went right over, then came up only once with a super panicked look on his face, then went under for good. Jumped in and pulled him to the river bank using my Boy Scout rescue training (one of many good reasons for your kids to join Boy Scouts!!). My wife intercepted his grandkids before they went over the dam, so they were safe.
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