Parents Preventing Childhood Drowning Presents: Sunday Survival Stories: Float to Live
Every Sunday, we will share a story of a non-fatal drowning, discuss where things went wrong, and give some pointers on how to prevent it from happening to the people you love. Thankfully, these stories have happy endings for those involved, but sadly, we lose too many people to drowning every year. We hope examining these real-life stories help put the dangers of water into perspective and help you introduce various principles of water safety to your family!
Today we are sharing the story of an amazing 10 year old boy who showed impressive strength by staying calm and floating when overcome by the tide. For over an hour, he followed the float to live instructions taught on a BBC documentary Saving Lives at Sea and was able to save himself.
We recommend that all swimmers learn to float. When a swimmer gets tired in the water or finds themselves in fast-moving currents/tides, they can float on their back to regain strength and breathe air more easily. More life saving information can be found on the RNLI website https://rnli.org/pages/ppc/beach-safety/beach-safe-float
Everyone should learn to float.Have fun, be safe, and Float to Live!