The most important thing to watch for to prevent a drowning

The most important thing to watch for to prevent a drowning

The most important thing to watch for to prevent a drowning

Drowning often quick, silent. How to spot someone in trouble

From Today

Drowning doesn’t look like drowning.  Most people have a vision of what a drowning looks like, which is how it it portrayed in the movies and on television.  Flailing arms, yelling for help, bobbing up and down in a frenzy;  this just isn’t what an actual drowning looks like in real life.  In this article from Today, water safety expert Mario Vittone is quoted as saying,  “Hollywood teaches us that there is splashing and yelling, and that’s almost never the case,”. “Drowning is often silent.”  Read about the warning signs, and how you can be a part of the anti-drowning solution by providing the most important factor in drowning prevention:  Parental supervision.

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