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Lifeguards who oversee open waters, such as oceans and lakes, may be able to deliver CPR effectively in a moving inflatable boat, according to a small study in Spain. Surf-lifeguards provided the best cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on land but also delivered...

TWO BOYS, age 11, are ice skating at a local pond. Suddenly, the ice cracks and one boy falls through into 34 degree Fahrenheit water. His friend runs to his aid, and potential tragedy grows as the second boy is...

As of December 13, it was recorded that 71 Florida children have died from drowning since the start of the year. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida loses more children under the age of 5 to drowning than any other...

BEN BENTON ON DEC 14, 2016 SOURCE: MCCLATCHY Dec. 14--Four people are dead, two are hospitalized and another is still missing this morning after a car plunged into the Coosa River in Leesburg, Ala., Tuesday night. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said...

At least four (4) electrocution incidents have been documented during 2016 - two were fatal, two were not. NBC News published a story in 2014.  We encourage our readers to view that story on line. According to Aquatics International magazine, "with so...

The November/December 2016 issue of Aquatics International magazine has an excellent article making the argument against single-guard facilities. We encourage our readers who have responsibilities for operating aquatic facilities to view this article....

A 6-year-old child drowned at a community swimming pool with 4 Lifeguards on duty. The child had been left unattended for several minutes in the shallow end of the pool while her guardian was in the locker room with another...

A 33-year-old military man drowned in a community swimming pool during a family retreat sponsored by the Navy. While his wife and children were preparing lunch, the man was seen swimming laps underwater in the pool while the two Lifeguards...

A 6-year-old child drowned at a community swimming lake run by the city Parks and Recreation Department with 8 Lifeguards on duty. Two unattended Asian-speaking 6-year-old children had been left at the lake by their father. Both children were playing at...

An 11-month-old child, under the supervision of her mother and grandmother, wandered away from her apartment and fell into the apartment complex swimming pool. Several minutes later, the grandmother found her in the pool, removed her and administered CPR until...

A 23-year-old Canadian woman broke her neck when she dove into the shallow section of swimming pool at a resort in Jamaica. When she hit the bottom and floated to the surface, she was able to turn herself over onto...

A 7-year-old child drowned in a community swimming pool operated by the Parks and Recreation Department with two Lifeguards on duty. The child was last seen diving off the diving board when he began to choke and struggle in the...

A 48-year-old man drowned in the deep end of his apartment complex pool. Two Lifeguards were on duty at the time. Neither Lifeguard was in the elevated Lifeguard stands, but rather, were sitting at the table in the shallow end...

On June 10, 1997, a 5-year-old child drowned at the swimming pool owned and operated by the City of Nitro, West Virginia. The child came into distress and subsequently suffered the physical and neurological trauma associated with a near-drowning as...

An adult male drowned in this apartment complex swimming pool in the presence of other patrons. There was no lifeline separating the deep end from the shallow end. The man crossed over the transition point and lost his footing because...

A 15-year-old female drowned in a resort swimming pool when she went swimming unattended. No Lifeguard was on duty, but signs clearly indicated such. Her body was found by maintenance personnel while they were walking through the facility. CPR was...

13-year-old child drowns during a High School Physical Education Swim Class After 30 minutes of instruction, the physical education class was given 10 minutes of recreation swim time which was supervised by the Physical Education teacher. At the conclusion of the...

Responding Police, Fire and Rescue Agency personnel fail to initiate rescue efforts. During the early morning of May 3, 1998, at approximately 12:15 AM,, 2 college students entered the lake located on their college campus while other friends looked on. The...