In the movies, when people are “acting” like they’re drowning, there’s a lot of screaming and splashing. But that’s not reality. Drowning is nearly silent.
Unlike other parts of the country, we here in LA never have to close up our pools or drain our hot tubs or stay away from the beach. We live in the land of endless summer. It’s fantastic. But it’s also dangerous. Everyone who lives in LA has year round access to recreational swimming. And that means everyone who lives in LA should learn how to swim!
There is no more effective way of helping someone who has stopped breathing or who’s heart has stopped, than CPR. And it is VERY easy to learn.