A Tragic Accident or Homicidal Drowning? What First Responders can do.
Apr04

A Tragic Accident or Homicidal Drowning? What First Responders can do.

A Tragic Accident or Homicidal Drowning? What First Responders can do. Andrea Zaferes and Walt Hendrick, Lifeguard Systems and RIPTIDE az@teamlgs.com • An adolescent drowns in a lake where he frequently swam, and it is ruled accidental. Twenty years later his brother confesses that he and his friends watched a man drown his brother. • A woman is found drowned in a bathtub. The ruling is accidental drowning. When the woman’s husband...

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Swiftwater Surface Rescue Article – Catch Me If You Can by Butch Hendrick
Apr03

Swiftwater Surface Rescue Article – Catch Me If You Can by Butch Hendrick

Catch Me If You Can Some Basics On Moving Water By Walt “Butch” Hendrick The incredible force of unleashed moving water is one of the most awesome factors in our lives. Even those who understand it, view it in awe. Moving water seems to beckon to the human race, come play with me. The brave at heart yet often naive in skill, are all to quick to respond to her call of promised adventure. White water and flood waters move so...

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Useful lecture about Drowning Pre-hospital care
Mar07

Useful lecture about Drowning Pre-hospital care

The website https://vimeo.com/113012121   has a useful lecture on drowning pre-hospital care that  Chantelle (diver medic) shared with us. I’m not sure I agree with all of it such as the volumes of water in stomach and lungs present during autopsies. But the resuscitation info is great. Lots of useful info. Some things to note: Fluid present in the lungs is not the volume of fluid aspirated during the drowning process....

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Public Safety Diving Search Patterns
Mar02

Public Safety Diving Search Patterns

Public Safety Diving Search Patterns By Walt Hendrick, Andrea Zaferes, and Craig Nelson MD. If you took a recreational rescue diver course or recreational search and recovery course, you probably learned a number of different search techniques, such as the expanding square or circular search using a line. These techniques might work well for high-visibility, buddy diving, but they are not very effective for blackwater, technical,...

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Come see Butch and Andrea at Beneath the Sea Booth 219
Mar01

Come see Butch and Andrea at Beneath the Sea Booth 219

Come visit Teamlgs at Booth 219 to learn about our updated Diver Leader Rescue Program – a must for all assistant instructors, divemasters, instructors, and anyone who wants to have leadership level diver rescue skills. Ask us about our newest Public Safety Diver Program and Equipment. For more information: ...

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Drowning Death Investigation Training in California for POST credits – DECEMBER
Oct24

Drowning Death Investigation Training in California for POST credits – DECEMBER

December 7-9 Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation, Orange County Coroner-Sheriff’s Office, Santa Ana, CA (3 day format) We hope that you can join us for our three day Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation program in Santa Ana, California December 7-9, 2016.  This format gives you two days of classroom work following by a full day of hands-on scene work to practice the investigation skills that you have just...

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