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5 ways you might be missing a drowning victim

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Drowning victims may not respond when called to because they are unable to focus on anything around them.

A drowning victim is fighting for his or her life and lacking oxygen. Calls to someone drowning may go unanswered as he or she wouldn’t be focused on anything around them and would be aimed at trying to get air.

References

  1. Pediatrics. Prevention of Drowning.

Comments

  1. Excuse if you take this the wrong way, but the title states “no arm waving” shouldn’t it read “know arm waving”?

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    1. Hi, Katy! One of the unfortunate ways people don’t recognize drowning is because the victims frequently don’t wave their arms. Instead they just slip under water. So it’s actually “no” waving visible.

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