• Heather Murray

Parents Preventing Childhood Drownings presents Sunday Survival Stories: Surviving with Scouts

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!


We’re not going to add too much to today’s story because the article does such a great job pointing out water safety tips. Read the article and see how many you pick up on!


https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/12/10/unsung-heroes-kayaking-scouters-rescue-family-from-drowning-on-fast-moving-river/


Here are some of the great things we read in this article:

-Knowing when to NOT enter the water!

-Understanding everyone’s ability level and keeping everyone safe from unnecessary risk.

-Effects of weather on water conditions.

-Presence of Strainers or Obstructions in the water (we normally call these red flags!)

-Wearing life jackets

-Having equipment prepared in case of an emergency (a throw bag)

-Reach, Throw, Row, Go

-Discussing water safety with those around you!


Take time today to better prepare for a water emergency. Have fun, be safe, and prevent drownings!




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