WXYZ: Safe Boating and Water Tips

WXYZ: Safe Boating and Water Tips


IN EFFECT. YOU CANNOT HAVE A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL OF .08. >>>COMING UP AFTER THE PEAK, TOP TIPS FOR YOU TO AVOID GETTING HURT AND GET OUT AND CELEBRATE ON THE WATER THIS WEEKEND. EASTERS IT’S THE UNOFFICIAL KICK-OFF TO SUMMER. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE SAFE. HERE WITH SOME BOATING SAFETY TIPS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING IN ON THIS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. >> SO TELL US WHAT >> WELL, WE ARE AN OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PHYSICAL THERAPY, SPEECH THERAPY FACILITY. WE SEE A LOT OF NEUROLOGICAL INJURIES THAT CAN BE CAUSED FROM ACCIDENTS. FROM DRIVING ACCIDENTS TO WATER ACCIDENTS. >> AND THE FOCUS RIGHT NOW IS ON WATER ACCIDENTS. >> RIGHT NOW AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, WE SEE MORE AND MORE TYPES OF ACCIDENTS FROM MINOR TO SEVERE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE WATER. THEY COULD BE IN THE LAKE. THEY COULD BE IN A SWIMMING POOL FROM PEOPLE DIVING OR EVEN JUMPING. AND ALSO SEE SOME ACCIDENTS FROM WATER SPORTS. FROM BOATING ACCIDENTS TO JET SKIING ACCIDENTS. >> AND IS THERE A PARTICULAR GROUP PRONE TO THE ACCIDENTS THAT YOU HAVE SEEN. >> YES, UNFORTUNATELY, WE TO DO SEEM TO NOTICE THAT THERE IS A HIGHER INCIDENT OF MALE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 30 WITH THESE TYPES OF INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS. YOU KNOW, APPARENTLY THESE ARE A GROUP THAT SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE MORE RISKTAKING. AT THIS AGE, THEY DO FEEL THAT THEY ARE INVINCIBLE AND TEND TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE ROWDY AT TIMES. >> SO TESTIMONY US WHEN YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT GOING OUT THERE. PARENTS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR KIDS AND A LOT OF ADULTS ON THE BOAT AS WELL. WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO PEOPLE DO? >> ONE OF THE THINGS I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE IS NUMBER ONE, AND THEY SHOULD REALLY BE SUPERVISING THEM BECAUSE EVEN IN A SWIMMING POOL, IT CAN TAKE TWO SECONDS AND THEN THAT CHILD CAN BE DROWNING OR HAVING DIFFICULTY SWIMMING. SECOND TO THAT, IF YOU ARE AROUND THE SCHOOL OR IN A LAKE, YOU SHOULD TRY NOT — IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE BOTTOM. IF THERE IS NOT CLEAR VISIBILITY, YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER DIVE INTO THE WATER, EVEN IN A SWIMMING POOL IF YU ARE NOT SURE OF THE DEPTH OF THE POOL. AND THEN ALSO ON A BOAT, YOU REALLY HAVE TO ALWAYS WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET. EVEN IF YOU ARE AN EXPERT SWIMMER, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR A LIFE JACKET. IF SOMETHING DID HAPPEN AND YOU CAN’T SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE, THEN IF SOMETHING COULD CALL IN, NO ONES WOULD BE ABLE TO FIND YOU. AND ALWAYS AVOID ALCOHOL. IF YOU ARE DRIVING A BOAT OR ON A JET SKI. >> IF THAT DID HAPPEN, IF YOU GET INJURED, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? ESPECIALLY BEING OUT THERE ON THE WATER. YOU NEED TO DO THINGS TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE PREPARED. >> EXACTLY. >> IF SOMETHING WOULD EVER HAPPEN, FIRST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS NOT MOVE THAT PERSON. STABILIZE THEIR NECK.? IF THEY ARE IN THE WATER, YOU CAN STABILIZE THE NECK. >> P THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US FROM RECOVERY PROJECT. AND HOPEFULLY, EVERYONE STAYS SAFE THIS SUMMER SEASON. THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. >> GOOD LUCK. THANK YOU. >> GUYS, OVER TO YOU. >>

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