Great Lakes Rescue Class Held at Park Point

Students Learned How to Recognize Swimmer in Distress

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The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project held a safety course in Duluth, Wednesday. 

The Duluth YMCA co-sponsored the event that taught attendees how to recognize a swimmer in trouble and when water conditions might not be safe.

Other topics included rip currents, and drowning survival strategy.

Instructors are recommending that swimmers in distress “Flip, Float and Follow.” 

A swimmer in distress should “flip” onto their back and “float” allowing them to control their panic and find the safest path to “follow” back to shore. 

Instructors also reminded attendees that if they see someone in distress, coolers volleyballs, or anything that floats can be used to save a life. 

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