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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
Translations: – Norsk 汉语 - tiếng Việt – Español – Italiano - Français – Magyar - Português – română – Deutsch – Suomi – Svenska - Čeština – Русско -Íslenska – Nederlands – Audio Version 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?” How did this captain know – from fifty feet away – what the father couldn’t recognize from just ten? The Instinctive Drowning Response – so named by Francesco A. Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. (Source: On Scene Magazine: Fall 2006 (page 14)) (See a video of the Instinctive Drowning Response)

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