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Old 06-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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"Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning" - PSA

Know what to watch for!

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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. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents) – of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening (source: CDC).

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: "Drowning Doesn't Always Look Like Drowning" - PSA

Wow. Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for sharing this!
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:31 PM   #4
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So important, thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #5
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I shared on FB too! Thanks for this
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing! My parents just installed a pool and we will be swimming there on the 4th.
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Such a good reminder. Thank you!!

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And parents – children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why.
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I'm kinda scared to watch this video.....I have a big fear of my kids drowning.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #9
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I'm so glad you posted this! I watched last year, but certainly needed a reminder this year.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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