#tbt to the time we gave you Required Summer Reading.
“Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event.”
Required Summer Reading
Drowning is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents), so please take three minutes of your time today and read about what drowning really looks like because Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning.
Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:
- Head low in the water, mouth at water level
- Head tilted back with mouth open
- Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
- Eyes closed
- Hair over forehead or eyes
- Not using legs – Vertical
- Hyperventilating or gasping
- Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
- Trying to roll over on the back
- Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder.
Also, consider watching this video for further guidance.