Thursday, July 15, 2010

Drowning doesn't look like drowning

A change of topic as a warm weekend approaches here in New England and elsewhere. Jim Weadick, CEO of Newton Medical Center, in Covington, Ga sent me this note, which I share with you. Short version: The person in this picture is probably not drowning.

Paul, I am a big fan of your blog and follow it regularly. The thing I have enjoyed is your dissemination of safety tips and practices. The Oconee Sailing and Yacht Club sent the attached out to all of its members emphasizing water safety awareness. I never read anything quite like it and it was very informative. I know your blog gets wide readership and I thought you might want to include it in a future issue. With water activities at their peak in the summer months perhaps someone will read it and save a life.

This article is on what it looks like when someone is drowning. It's not like in the movies.


Tim said...

Wow, had no idea. Good information especially with an 8 and 6 year old who love the water.

Thanks for the posting - Tim

George said...

Thanks for sharing this. This is information that can save lives.

Melinda said...

As a pediatrician in Rhode Island for many years, several potentially preventable drownings occur every summer.
This is the kind of information that would be useful for a public service announcement or a brief comment by the local news channels.