Water Safety Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July!

LOTS OF PEOPLE SPEND THE 4TH OF JULY IN THE WATER, BUT DROWNING IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR PEOPLE 15 – 44 YEARS OLD.

AND MOST PEOPLE DROWN WITHIN 10 – 30 FEET OF SAFETY.

DR. TOM TALLMAN IS AN EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN AT CLEVELAND CLINIC.
HE SAYS THERE IS ONE THING ALMOST EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BEFORE GETTING IN THE WATER.

CG: Dr. Tom Tallman/Cleveland Clinic
“Everybody should know basic CPR because when someone has had a water-related injury, such as that, resuscitation can be rather simple.

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TO MINIMIZE THE RISK YOU SHOULD NEVER SWIM ALONE.

ALSO, NEVER DIVE INTO A LAKE OR RIVER BECAUSE WATER LEVELS FLUCTUATE.

CHILDREN AND NON-SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR A LIFEJACKET.

AND DON’T OVERESTIMATE YOUR SWIMMING ABILITY.

AND IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY POOLSIDE, DR. TALLMAN HAS A MESSAGE FOR PARENTS.

CG: Dr. Tom Tallman/Cleveland Clinic
“When parents are taking young children to swimming pools don’t rely on just the lifeguards who are there to save them. They still need to keep an eye on the kids and watch them very carefully.”

BOATERS SHOULD ALSO BE ON HIGH ALERT.  COAST GUARD RESEARCHERS SAY DROWNING WAS THE REPORTED CAUSE OF DEATH IN ALMOST THREE-FOURTHS OF RECREATIONAL BOATING FATALITIES LAST.

HAVE A GREAT DAY, EVERYONE!

DON’T FORGET YOU CAN USE RED, WHITE AND BLUE FRUITS TO CREATE A HEALTHY, CREATIVE MASTERPIECE!! 🙂