How to recognize a drowning victim


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The drowning deaths of 3 young people in Northeast Ohio recently have lifeguards and aquatics experts sharing advice on how to really recognize a drowning victim.

Most people think they would recognize a person in trouble, but the experts say the reality is much more subtle and different than what’s often portrayed in Hollywood and can happen anywhere.

“It can happen with parents right beside of the child,” said Michelle Rieger, Cleveland State University Aquatics and Safety Coordinator.

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