Lifeguard gives tips on how to save swimmers’ lives

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It’s something none of us ever want to imagine doing — jumping in the water to save someone. In many cases a person or child needing help ends up drowning their rescuer. However, knowing what to do can save the victim’s life and yours.

Lifeguard Theo Lee at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center teaches others how to save lives. He said once you see that someone is drowning, have someone else call 911.

“That way if things escalate beyond their control someone will be on the way to help you,” Lee said. “If possible, reach a hand out to them, or maybe a leg or a shepherd’s hook. That will reach out and grab without you actually getting in and putting yourself in danger.”

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