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Old 07-26-2013, 09:33 PM
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Default Drowning Can Be Subtle & Easy To Miss

Hollywood normally portrays a drowning victim as splashing, yelling and generally raising a ruckus. It happens that way sometimes but at other times it can be a lot more subtle and easy to miss unless you know what you are looking for.




"Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division

Do you know how to identify someone who is drowning?? Know the warning signs!!

If you see someone caught in a Rip Current or drowning, tell a lifeguard immediately or if no lifeguard is around call 911. Do not go in to help someone as you will likely become a victim as well ‪#‎SummerSafetyLA‬"

They say it can be very subtle and fast, 20 to 60 seconds in total and less for a child before they may sink beneath the surface and stay there!


I looked around for some videos online showing the signs of a subtle drowning, see below.


A short clip mainly focusing on what a subtle drowning victim may look like.



A more indepth evaluation of what to do, not to do as well as the signs of a subtle drowning.
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