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How to recognise Drowning - it's NOT like shown on TV

Have you ever witnessed someone drowning? Would you recognise it if you did? Leisure sailors spend all their sailing time in and around water, so knowing when someone is drowning is a vital skill.

... To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the No. 2 cause of accidental death in children 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents). Of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening.

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How to recognise Drowning - it's NOT like shown on TV

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