Rescuing a child from drowning

2016-11-23 06:00

  • Throw something that floats to the victim or offer a long object that the victim can hold onto.
  • At all costs, avoid a double tragedy.
  • Discourage children from jumping in water.
  • If you must go in, take something for the child to hold onto rather than permitting him to grab you.
  • Warn children about faking cries for help or pretending to be in trouble.
  • Everybody in your home should be taught simple rescue methods and first aid, especially CPR.

Important Emergency Numbers:

Netcare: 911

SAPS: 082-911-10111

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