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Signs of Drowning - Webster, MA

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy Summer!

Being a coastal state, Massachusetts summers are full of beaches, pools, hot weather, and sun. SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County always tries to inform the community of safety hazards. A cause of death especially during the summer months is drowning. Next time you're at Memorial Beach in Webster, remember these signs so you can save a life. After all, it might be your loved one who's in danger. Note that if you bring your children to the beach, watch them carefully - it is not easy to spot somebody drowning.

Warning Signs

  • persons mouth and head are below water
  • person is vertical
  • head and mouth are under water
  • do not just expect someone drowning to yell and wave their hands back and forth - that's just for the movies. Drowning is usually silent.
  • person drowning might have their arms forward or on their side in an effort to paddle up to the surface.

Tip: Especially if you are a parent or guardian, it is imperative to know CPR to save a child's life.

Note - It can take a child only 20 seconds to drown, and 60 seconds for adolescents. (source - https://www.popsci.com/identify-prevent-drowning/)

Try to spot the child drowning in this educational video: https://www.popsci.com/identify-prevent-drowning/

Source: https://slate.com/technology/2013/06/rescuing-drowning-children-how-to-know-when-someone-is-in-trouble-in-the-water.html

As always, if you are experiencing water or dire damage and need mitigation services (residential or commercial), please call us 508-234-3399! Visit our website: https://www.SERVPROsouthernworcestercounty.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning 

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