EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) teamed up with the Oklahoma Swim Academy recently to demonstrate how fast drownings can happen and what people should know.
According to paramedics, it is important to keep an eye out for signs of drowning.
Andrew Watson, an EMSA paramedic, you shouldn't be looking for anyone "flailing around screaming, asking for help." He said, "that's an overdramatization for television."
Watson said, instead, these would be "people who look like they're struggling, kind of at water level with their mouth, hair over their face, things that just don't necessarily look right about them."
EMSA and the Oklahoma Swim Academy had a demonstration that included an in-pool presentation of a child drowning and a lifeguard rescue. The demo also includes a step-by-step rescue instructions and tips for staying safe around water this summer.
Miranda Vondale Foster "'Signs you wouldn't necessarily see on TV': EMSA provides water safety tips to help prevent child drowning" https://okcfox.com/news/local/signs-you-wouldnt-necessarily-see-on-tv-emsa-provides-water-safety-tips-to-help-prevent-child-drowning-unintentional-death-silent-killer-oklahoma-swim-academy-demonstration-presentation-andrew-watson-paramedic-cpr-training-lifeguard-oklahoma-okc (Jun. 30, 2023).