I started looking around for safety devices. The whole time, I was thinking about a dear friend whose son died years ago in a SCUBA accident. I wondered if this kind of device would have made a difference. It wasn't available then.
This tool is likely to be most effective with those teen boys who die while on social outings at the beach, lakes or rivers. Certainly, this product is likely to be useful for boating activities.
You'll have to investigate this on your own, of course. Consumer reviews, etc., may be helpful in the decision-making process. Here's the link for Kingii who sells the product. This link will take you to a quickie video.
It was my thought that many near-drownings, drownings and secondary drownings are the result of those who don't swim well, who panic in a situation, who might have had a medical emergency such as a seizure, injury or cardiac arrhythmia or who are impaired with drugs or alcohol. Think teen boys, beer, an outing on a boat. As a parent, I want to control the controllable.
Since every second counts in determining the outcome of a near-drowning or secondary drowning, I want those seconds for your kid and mine.
Clearly, good judgment is the best insurance, but when was good judgment a teen's strong suit?
Do the best you can. TTFN, Claudia
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