Tips to prevent drowning

The power of water can be underestimated says an expert at the Door County Medical Center which can lead to drownings. Ellen Knipfer is a nurse practitioner at Door County Medical Center and she has a history of treating people who have almost drowned. She says even strong swimmers can get stuck in a strong current and not be able to make it out. Knipfer added that if you do find yourself struggling to stay in the water to not fight it as that will just wear you out. It’s better to relax and let the current take you out to where it’s not as strong.



Knipfer says it’s important to read warning signs about where it’s dangerous to swim. Other things that can be done are wearing a life preserver especially on a boat, taking swimming lessons and just using common sense. 

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