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If you do not think that drowning is a major health problem and a high risk factor for water sports enthusiasts then you probably don’t work in a hospital emergency department.
Every water user should be familiar with the skills and techniques required by first responders in the rescue and treatment of a casualty. This guide will give you those skills and prepare you for real life water based emergencies. Knowing what to do and when to do it can literally be the difference between life and death.
About the Author :
Patrick Buck is a marine biologist, remote medic and educator. He has extensive experience in marine survival and a deep passion for remote medicine and its application in the marine environment.
Patrick is currently conducting applied research in the area of marine survival and hypothermia and is specifically interested in modified PFD design to prolong life in austere settings. He is an avid water sports enthusiast with over 40 years experience in surf lifesaving, surfing, kayaking and marine guiding.
Patrick is a director of Water Safety 4 All, a ‘not for profit’ organisation dedicated to bringing safety and fun to all water users from all walks of life.
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