Rescuing drowning children: How to know when someone is in trouble in the water.

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine; what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not 10 feet away, their 9-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, “Daddy!”

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It’s that time of year. Pass this around, and make sure all your friends, especially those with children, know the signs. Do not let a child drown.

2 thoughts on “Rescuing drowning children: How to know when someone is in trouble in the water.”

  1. Well that brought back some memories. Definitely read the article. And pay attention, even in pools. A lot of pools have a fairly steep slope at some point, that point being where it gets over a child’s head. Once that bottom drops, and it only needs to be a matter of inches, you are in trouble; like a stalled aircraft at low altitude. And no, your life does not necessarily pass before your eyes.

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