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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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info on drowning

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed July 7th, 2010, 10:48 pm

Since summer is here in the northern hemisphere, I thought I'd post this timely article. Nothing to do with reading, but might save some kid's life near you.

They made us learn this in the Coast Guard, but it's surprising how many people still expect to see screaming, splashing or flailing limbs as evidence that a child/adult is in trouble.

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Post by fljustice » Thu July 8th, 2010, 5:12 pm

Thanks, MLE! As a former lifeguard, I had to pull a couple kids from the bottom of the pool who were right next to their parents. It's scary!
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Post by Helen_Davis » Thu July 8th, 2010, 6:04 pm

thank you!

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Post by Rowan » Fri July 9th, 2010, 3:55 pm

I guess bathtubs are included in this? If not, then the blanket statement that all of us spend time on or near water is a bit misleading. I hate the beach so it's only on the very odd occasion that I will go. Neither I nor my neighbours have swimming pools that I might visit regularly.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's an excellent article and very much something people need to know, but I'm not fond of blanket statements.

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