Tuesday, May 31, 2011

KNOW THE SIGNS!! They really could be DROWNING!!!!

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Our Lake weekend was marred by the unfortunate Drowning of a 39 year old man from St Louis, just off a dock and after mid-night.  We have many similar drownings each year, often within "feet" of shore or dock, sometimes with people only yards away and looking on  - -  not realizing the person is in trouble, BECAUSE the waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life.  The Instinctive Drowning Response so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect.   PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND READ THE SHORT ARTICLE LINKED BELOW - -  You may save a life!


Thanks to Captain Doug Gould RED RIGHT RETURNING for the link!!

1 comment:

Mario Vittone said...

Thanks for posting this!