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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Cardinal Ouellet to head Congregation for Bishops

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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not ten feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, “Daddy!”

How did this captain know, from fifty feet away, what the father couldn’t recognize from just ten? Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of experience. The father, on the other hand, had learned what drowning looks like by watching television. If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us) then you should make sure that you and your crew knows what to look for whenever people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful, “Daddy,” she hadn’t made a sound. As a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer, I wasn’t surprised at all by this story. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life.

The Instinctive Drowning Response – so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents) – of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening (source: CDC). Drowning does not look like drowning – Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s On Scene Magazine, described the instinctive drowning response like this:

1. Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. Th e respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled, before speech occurs.
2. Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.
3. Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water, permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.
4. Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.
5. From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.

(Source: On Scene Magazine: Fall 2006)

This doesn’t mean that a person that is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble – they are experience aquatic distress. Not always present before the instinctive drowning response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long – but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in there own rescue. They can grab lifelines, throw rings, etc.

Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are n the water:

* Head low in the water, mouth at water level
* Head tilted back with mouth open
* Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
* Eyes closed
* Hair over forehead or eyes
* Not using legs – Vertical
* Hyperventilating or gasping
* Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
* Trying to roll over on the back
* Ladder climb, rarely out of the water.

So if a crew member falls overboard and every looks O.K. – don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them: “Are you alright?” If they can answer at all – they probably are. If they return a blank stare – you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents: children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why.

If you have any questions at all – please post them in the gCaptain forums under “maritime safety”

disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the author are not necessarily those of the Department of Homeland Security or the U.S. Coast Guard.

For more water survival tips be sure to visit USCG rescue Swimmer Mario Vittone’s gCaptain Page. Or follow Mario on Facebook.

UPDATE: Many thanks to the Moms who have shared this important information. Please Click HERE to share this article your Facebook friends.
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ZENIT - US Bishops Highlight Marriage in New Video Series

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RealCatholicTV.com - Tune In, Get Real!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Feast of Apostles Peter & Paul « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

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Catholic Shrines & Holy places. Catholic Basilicas and Cathedrals

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Sisters of Providence - Spirituality & Prayer - Our Lady of Providence

Sisters of Providence - Spirituality & Prayer - Our Lady of Providence

Sisters of Providence - Spirituality & Prayer - Our Lady of Providence

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Feast of St. John the Baptizer « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

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Sorrowful Mother Shrine Bellevue Ohio

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InsideCatholic.com - Home Is Not a Place

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Our Lady the Immaculate Virgin - Our Lady of America - Rome City - Virgin Mary

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Our Lady the Immaculate Virgin - Our Lady of America - Rome City - Virgin Mary

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Pre-abortion Counseling Should Include Questions on Abuse and Coercion Say Post-Abortive Women « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

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The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Priesthood is a vocation, not a career, Pope says at ordinations in Rome

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Prayer the most powerful weapon to prevent tragic war in Korea, bishop says :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Redemption Comes with Responsibility « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

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YouTube - Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Let us Pray for All Fathers « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

Let us Pray for All Fathers « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

Let us Pray for All Fathers « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

Andrea Bocelli clarifies that his message is pro-life, not merely anti-abortion :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Andrea Bocelli clarifies that his message is pro-life, not merely anti-abortion :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Andrea Bocelli clarifies that his message is pro-life, not merely anti-abortion :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Andrea Bocelli clarifies that his message is pro-life, not merely anti-abortion :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Universal Church to honor life and witness of St. Thomas More :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

South Carolina Legislature Forges Agreement on 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

South Carolina Legislature Forges Agreement on 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Soccer has 'enormous potential for evangelization,' remarks Chilean bishop :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Soccer has 'enormous potential for evangelization,' remarks Chilean bishop :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Video: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Trailer « CatholicVoteAction.org

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Home | Latin Centered Curriculum

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Station of the Cross - Consecrate Yourself

German bishops weigh in on World Cup :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

German bishops weigh in on World Cup :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Presumed Consent: Waiting Lists Pressure Organ Donation Before Patients Die

Presumed Consent: Waiting Lists Pressure Organ Donation Before Patients Die

Presumed Consent: Waiting Lists Pressure Organ Donation Before Patients Die

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Friday was the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

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The Foundation of All Other Rights « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

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We are All Vulnerable « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Pontiff: Love of neighbor flows from closeness to Eucharist

Report shows $1 billion in US taxpayer money has gone to abortion industry :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Report shows $1 billion in US taxpayer money has gone to abortion industry :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Pope rethinks, clarifies and reinforces celibacy, asserts Vatican analyst :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Pope rethinks, clarifies and reinforces celibacy, asserts Vatican analyst :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Pro-Life Exorcist: “Never in All of History Have We Seen Evil Promoted So Effectively”

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Pro-Life Anti-Constitution Rally Bombed in Kenya

Pope Benedict: “The use of the rod can actually be a service of love” (+ commentary) « CatholicVoteAction.org

Pope Benedict: “The use of the rod can actually be a service of love” (+ commentary) « CatholicVoteAction.org

Pope Benedict: “The use of the rod can actually be a service of love” (+ commentary) « CatholicVoteAction.org

Pope Benedict: “The use of the rod can actually be a service of love” (+ commentary) « CatholicVoteAction.org

EWTN.com - Solid Bridges between Particular Churches and Holy See

EWTN.com - Solid Bridges between Particular Churches and Holy See

InsideCatholic.com - 1942: State Absolutism

InsideCatholic.com - 1942: State Absolutism

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Church leaders secure Cuban political prisoner's release

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Hindu extremist arrested: new hope in Orissa?

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Holy See: Respect moral law to prevent spread of AIDS

God heard prayers for Colombian hostages, says wife of rescued general :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

God heard prayers for Colombian hostages, says wife of rescued general :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Ave Maria: Questions and Answers | Blogs | NCRegister.com

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Facebook | Joan Haselman

Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Catholic U’s new president: Law school dean who awarded honorary degree to abortion proponent

Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Catholic U’s new president: Law school dean who awarded honorary degree to abortion proponent

Obama removes bans that protect women and children from trade in prostitution

Congressman Chris Smith is alarmed:

"The Obama Administration is today promulgating a new rile that seriously weakens and undermines the Smith Amendment, the requirement that no funds under the
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Catholic University of America chooses new president :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Catholic University of America chooses new president :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

West’s ‘Puritanism’ of perfect chastity can discourage Catholics from dating, writer warns :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

West’s ‘Puritanism’ of perfect chastity can discourage Catholics from dating, writer warns :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Hello Baby - Pregnancy Calendar for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

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<b>Virgin: It's Not a Dirty Word</b> | PewSitter.com

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"Just Say, 'Hello Baby'"

Monday, June 14, 2010

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Priests are a gift to the Church, to build civilization of love, Pope says

Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Priests are a gift to the Church, to build civilization of love, Pope says

Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Priests are a gift to the Church, to build civilization of love, Pope says

Holy Father addresses future pontifical representatives, emphasizes dedication and sacrifice :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Holy Father addresses future pontifical representatives, emphasizes dedication and sacrifice :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Divorce between faith and life harms the Church, warns Argentinean archbishop :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Divorce between faith and life harms the Church, warns Argentinean archbishop :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Slovenia: 20-year-old slain by Communists beatified

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Facebook | Videos posted by Donald Calloway: No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy [HQ]

Facebook | Videos posted by Donald Calloway: No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy [HQ]

Facebook | Videos posted by Donald Calloway: No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy [HQ]

Marian Shrines in the United States

Marian Shrines in the United States

Rachel's Vineyard Ministries

Rachel's Vineyard Ministries

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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Other Mother Teresa birthday plans on offer after Empire State Building refusal :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Survivor Stories - Robin’s Story

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Fr. Thomas Euteneuer: An Evening with An Exorcist

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Cardinal Hummes urges world’s priests to be missionaries

Priests are a gift from the Heart of Christ, Pope Benedict says :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Priests are a gift from the Heart of Christ, Pope Benedict says :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Cardinal Napier wishes South Africa’s World Cup team good luck :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Cardinal Napier wishes South Africa’s World Cup team good luck :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Beautiful Feet: Beloved Priests Attacked By Demons in Broad Daylight - U.s. - Catholic Online

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Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : At Vatican prayer vigil, Pope defends priestly celibacy

Pretend Not to Know or Admit Not to Care « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

Pretend Not to Know or Admit Not to Care « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

Pretend Not to Know or Admit Not to Care « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

Pretend Not to Know or Admit Not to Care « Blog Articles on Pro Life & Anti Abortion – Abortion Laws & News

YouTube - BP Spills Coffee

YouTube - BP Spills Coffee

Study shows problems for adults conceived by sperm donation :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Study shows problems for adults conceived by sperm donation :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Opposition to abortion on the rise in Mexico, writes journalist :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Opposition to abortion on the rise in Mexico, writes journalist :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Modern men and women have 'profound longing' for Jesus, says Pope :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Modern men and women have 'profound longing' for Jesus, says Pope :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Modern men and women have 'profound longing' for Jesus, says Pope :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Modern men and women have 'profound longing' for Jesus, says Pope :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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Hell easier to bear for those who don't drag others down with them, says Msgr. Scicluna :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Hell easier to bear for those who don't drag others down with them, says Msgr. Scicluna :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Hell easier to bear for those who don't drag others down with them, says Msgr. Scicluna :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Hell easier to bear for those who don't drag others down with them, says Msgr. Scicluna :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Media attention to sex scandal is not about protecting children, argues Lopez :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Media attention to sex scandal is not about protecting children, argues Lopez :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

'Burn it!' if it's not in line with Church teaching: Alice von Hildebrand recalls her husband's inspiration :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

'Burn it!' if it's not in line with Church teaching: Alice von Hildebrand recalls her husband's inspiration :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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