06-17-2017 - Summer Fun, Summer Fun... Remember Water Safety!
Summer Fun, Summer Sun... Remember Water Safety!
Summer is in full effect and water activities are a great way to cool down and have fun. Water activities come with safety concerns and water enthusiasts should take precautionary measures to keep themselves and loved ones out of danger. The most severe and most feared water emergency is drowning. Drowning may not always look like someone in obvious distress. It can be fast and silent with very little splashing, waving, or yelling. Respond quickly when you notice someone displaying the following uncontrolled signs:
Head low in the water, mouth at water level
Head tilted back with mouth open
Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
No response when you ask if they’re ‘OK’
Hair over forehead or eyes
Not using legs – Vertical
Hyperventilating or gasping
Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making progress