Signs of Drowning

July 28, 2014 9:53 am

Summer is alive and kicking! Portland and its surrounding areas are expecting temperatures to spike into the 90's this week. And with that, many families will choose to take their kiddos to the river to cool off. The sometimes shockingly cold temperatures of water you experience in our surrounding rivers is not the only thing you need to worry about. Rivers have strong currents that are often invisible from the surface, and with those strong currents there is also a potential for large debris like trees and rocks. Please take proper safety precautions, be aware, and know what to do if you see someone in distress. Many people do not know the signs of a drowning victim. The act is much different than you see in movies or on television. There is no arm waving or yelling for help, it is a mostly silent event. Usually, a person who is drowning cannot call for help because yelling is a secondary function to breathing. If you learn the signs today, it can possibly save a life tomorrow.
Whether you are heading to a lake, a river, or a pool, it is always smart to be aware at all times. The link below gives the warning signs and symptoms of a drowning person. Though it may be tough to read, it is very important to know what to look for.

http://gcaptain.com/drowning/

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Here are some tips on how to stay safe and accountable at any body of water!
1. Swim with a buddy! Designate the buddy system with your group, and be aware of one another.
2. Swim in designated swim areas. They are designated for a reason! Safer is smarter!
3. Make sure you know both your own and your groups’ limits! If you have weaker swimmers tagging along, do not be afraid to tell them when they are pushing their limits.
4. Stay well hydrated and fed to prevent any fatigue while swimming.
5. Use a life vest or floatation devices. Plain and simple!

Have a happy and safe summer, folks!

Oswego Pointe Apartments Staff

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Oswego Pointe’s Sunday Matinee!

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