Mario Vittone posted an excellent and informative article about drowning and what it does, or does not, look like. Anyone who’s planning to spend some time by the pool or on the beach this summer should have a look at it.
“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.”