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Surfers learn lifesaving techniques

Anonymous • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Participants at the rescue class were taught how to recognize the danger of the surf environment, how to survive rip currents, to know the signs of drowning, and how to use a surfboard or other flotation device to rescue a person in distress or in a rip current.

“Surfers make hundreds of rescues per year,” instructor Bob Pratt said. “This training is geared for surfers who are in a unique position to rescue people because they have a floatation device. 

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