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  • Heather Murray

Parents Preventing Childhood Drownings presents Sunday Survival Stories: All the Right Things

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’s story shares a view from a drowning survivor. It really brings to light how even someone with a lot of water skills and experience, who implements layers of protection, can still find themselves in trouble in the water. We must remember how dangerous and powerful water can be, and always be aware of our abilities.

We are thankful to Jack Eoin Rua O’Neill for sharing his experience in order to help prevent drowning. He brings up a lot of great water safety tips. Swim with a buddy, make a plan, evaluate before you jump in, have an exit point- all of these are good steps to take! But he also brings awareness to the fact that every swim experience is different, and nature always has a way of changing it up!

Always evaluate your swim environment and your abilities. Have fun, be safe, and prevent drownings!

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