its nasty, scary stuff that’s just around any angler’s corner: the possibility of drowning.
geared towards children but equally valid for water goers of all ages, Mario Vittone’s most excellent article gleaned from many years of experience gives us the hows, whys and clues to look for.
this is something every single one of us should study and always keep in the back of the mind when near the water.
“How did this captain know—from 50 feet away—what the father couldn’t recognize from just 10? Drowning is not the violent, splashing call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of experience. The father, on the other hand, had learned what drowning looks like by watching television. If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us) then you should make sure that you and your crew know what to look for whenever people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful, “Daddy,” she hadn’t made a sound… “
here’s what it looks like in real…
click HERE for the complete article and take care out there.