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November’s Tales of Drowning Deaths and Heroic Rescues

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November’s Tales of Drowning Deaths and Heroic Rescues

When it comes to water safety, it pays to be prepared. One of the best ways to do this is by learning from the stories of others. Each month, the Life Saver Pool Fence blog looks back at the recent tales of drowning deaths and miraculous rescues. These provide concrete examples of how preparation and education can help to avoid necessary tragedy.

Drowning is preventable, as long as we take the proper precautions. Each and every one of us should learn about the dangers and unlikely drowning hazards that could strike when we least expect them.

Read on for the tragic drowning deaths and heroic rescues of November.

November’s Tales of Drowning Deaths and Heroic Rescues

Two Separate Drowning Incidents in One Day

In South Africa, paramedics reported these two incidents happening in the same day. One had a tragic end, the other a happier one. The key takeaway here is just how often and quickly things can go wrong in the water. Drowning happens far more quickly than most people expect. Even worse, it is often silent. For this reason, it is important that everyone learn to recognize the signs of someone drowning.

Adults must always keep a close eye over swimming children. Active supervision saves lives. We are happy the toddler made it out okay, and our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the boy who drowned.

Read the full story at this link.

Beware the Dangers of Doggy Doors

In this story, a toddler was able to sneak out of his home using a doggy door. When the child’s father heard dogs barking, he investigated the pool area and found the boy floating face down in the water.

This story illustrates why doggy doors are so dangerous. It’s important to childproof all doors and windows. Small children can easily sneak off without notice and find themselves in severe trouble. Additionally, any pool should be protected with a secure pool fence. Every added layer of protection helps to avoid tragedy.

Read the full story at this link.

A Lucky and Concerned Mother Shares Her Story

This story is a bit more hopeful. A mother’s young son experienced a non-fatal drowning. Fortunately, thanks to CPR, the boy was rescued. Now she’s sharing her story to help other parents understand the importance of having layers of protection in place!

In much of the country, swimming season might not be top-of-mind. This doesn’t mean that the danger is gone. Pools present a year-round danger. Swimming lessons, ISR and CPR certification are always a smart idea for people of all ages.

Read the full story at this link.

Hero Alert: Police Officer Saves Drowning Man in Narragansett Bay

Finally, we always like to end these articles on a more hopeful note. These are our favorite stories to share! A Jamestown police patrolman is being praised for risking his life to save a man who was drowning in Narragansett Bay.

Nathaniel Schaffer is being lauded as a hero for being at the right place at the right time. According to the report, Schaffer was on an extra shift, one he normally would not have been on. He believes that he was definitely on duty there for a reason. It’s a good thing – because quick thinking and proper procedure can, and often does, save lives.

Read the full story at this link.

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