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2008-08-07 12:05:00

More than 220 swimmers from across Arizona will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record(TM) one-hour relay swim on Sunday, August 10 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Paradise Valley Pool, 17648 North 40th Street in Phoenix. The record is currently held by a team of English swimmers with 204 participants. The purpose of this history-making Kids Saving Kids Relay event is to raise awareness, visibility and importance of water safety and drowning prevention. Phoenix Councilman Claude...

2008-08-05 00:00:32

The Washington County Coroner's Office has released the name of the 12-year-old boy who drowned Sunday evening in the Monongahela River. Terrance Carlock of Donora had gone into the river in Rostraver near the Webster Boat Club to swim when he began to struggle about 30 yards from shore around 6:40 p.m., township police said. Two of his friends swam to him and tried to pull him out, but he struggled harder and pulled them under the water too, police said. They had to abandoned their...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

There's nothing like a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean on a sweltering summer's day. Yet the sea can be treacherous, as it was this past weekend. The surf was up, and so were warning flags atop lifeguard huts. Black flags prohibit any entry into the water; red signify dangerous currents and undertows. Unfortunately, both colors were largely ignored. The upshot: 15 drownings and near-drownings. Five swimmers lost their lives - in Haifa, Atlit, Netanya and Tel Aviv. Many of the...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Bill Lindelof, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 29--Efforts to recover the body of a 23-year-old man who presumably drowned Sunday afternoon are on hold at Brannan Island State Recreation Area. The man, a Guatemala citizen, was last seen off the end of a sand spit near the confluence of Three-Mile slough and Seven Mile slough, about 150 feet from the designated swim area at the state recreation area. He had come out to the park with a group of friends to have a barbecue. The man...

2008-07-28 15:00:35

Divers searched Monday for a missing fisherman following a series of recent accidents in Canada that left 10 people presumed drowned. Police in Northumberland say a search continued Monday for an unidentified man in his 30s who jumped from a boat into the Trent River near Healey Falls just outside Campbellford, the Toronto Sun reported. Two more drownings occurred in the Muskoka River near Toronto, the Toronto Star reported Monday. Divers found the body of Josue Sabastian Perez, 16,...

2008-07-27 00:00:38

By Tillie Fong A 15-year-old Commerce City girl apparently drowned while swimming in a pool at the Commerce City Recreation Center on Friday night.The victim, who was not identified, was taken to North Suburban Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.At 7:45 p.m. police and paramedics were called to the Commerce City Recreation Center, 6060 Parkway Drive, on a possible drowning.Earlier, the girl and some friends apparently had been swimming at the deep end of the pool, where the water was 9...

2008-07-22 03:00:26

By Rob Pavey It's a statistic rescue workers know all too well: When water levels go down, drownings go up. This year, with Thurmond Lake 11 feet low and most designated swimming beaches unusable, lake visitors are seeking unfamiliar waters that are often deeper and more dangerous. Since May, four people have drowned while swimming near Lake Springs and West Dam recreation areas, where the most recent victim - 9-year-old Jonathan Tyler Thomas of Augusta - died Sunday. Although...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Alicia Rimel, The News Virginian, Waynesboro, Va. Jul. 16--The drowning deaths of two people in the Valley within a month should point to the need to take extra care when taking a dip to escape the summer heat, emergency officials say. "Water is a fun thing, but it can also be dangerous," said Hamp Hall, director of preparedness and response for the American Red Cross. "It is not a good idea to swim in unsupervised and undesignated areas. This does increase chances for things to...

2008-07-14 18:00:40

By Bianca Prieto, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 14--A 19-year-old man remains hospitalized after nearly drowning in an apartment complex swimming pool Sunday. Brandon Thompson was pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool at the West Oaks Apartments after trying to save a 10-year-old boy who could not swim, according to the sheriff's office. Family members went into the pool to pull out the boy and later found Thompson at the bottom of the pool. Thompson was taken to Health Central...

2008-07-14 03:00:21

By Bethania Palma The 18-year-old and the 73-year-old were lucky. Both men were looking for relief from hot weather last week and nearly lost their lives in water-related incidents. The youngster made the mistake of thinking a good place to cool off and have fun was in a low-head dam at the base of the Foothills, while the elderly man was cooling off in the pool of an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue in Arcadia. While people are heading to the water in droves...


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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

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