Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear On Water Safety

Red-CrossEven though nearly two-thirds of families with children plan on swimming this summer in areas without lifeguards, an American Red Cross survey found many people do not know what to do during emergencies and do not know how to keep their loved ones safe in the water. 

Findings from a survey of adults 18 and older conducted in April show that people mistakenly believe having a swimming buddy or a flotation device will keep them safe.  

While the Red Cross recommends that people always swim with a buddy in designated areas that are supervised by lifeguards, buddies alone are not enough to ensure the safety of swimmers.

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