bobpratt

  1. While the Parks service have not seen an increase in fatal drownings the Great Lakes as a whole are having a terrible year. . According to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project there have been 46 fatal drownings on the Great Lakes so far this year, last year there were 87.
    Most of them occur on the South end of Lake Michigan.
    Rip currents are the biggest danger on the Great Lakes and everyone should learn what to do if they're caught in one. FLIP, FLOAT and FOLLOW!
    FLIP over onto your back and try to keep from panicking, FLOAT with the current to see where it is taking you, DO NOT FIGHT against the current, it’s like a treadmill. FOLLOW the safest path back to safety. There is no such thing as “undertow” the current will not pull you down. Control the panic and go with the flow.
    For more information:
    http://david-benjamin.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Lakes-Surf-Rescue-Project/120501018657
    July 14, 2012 10:03 pm on Lifeguarded beaches along Lake Michigan are hit-or-miss
  2. If you've ever been caught in a rip current we'd love to learn from your experience. The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is dedicated to reducing the number of Great Lakes Drownings through education. https://www.research.net/s/RipCurrentSurvivorUSA
    For more information:
    http://david-benjamin.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Lakes-Surf-Rescue-Project/120501018657
    July 09, 2012 2:03 pm on Gary man saved after being swept out into Lake Michigan
  3. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this event. According to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project there have been 41 fatal drownings on the Great Lakes so far this year, last year there were 87. Rip currents are the biggest danger on the Great Lakes and everyone should learn what to do if they're caught in one. FLIP, FLOAT and FOLLOW!
    FLIP over onto your back and try to keep from panicking, FLOAT with the current to see where it is taking you, DO NOT FIGHT against the current, it’s like a treadmill. FOLLOW the safest path back to safety. There is no such thing as “undertow” the current will not pull you down. Control the panic and go with the flow.
    For more information:
    http://david-benjamin.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Lakes-Surf-Rescue-Project/120501018657
    July 09, 2012 1:50 pm on Gary man saved after being swept out into Lake Michigan
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