Diving into … a wheelchair
Every child knows the swimming rule: Don’t jump into unknown waters – especially not head first.
And yet, every year it happens.
Jumping into unknown waters is the most common reason for sports-related accidents leading to paraplegia, tetraplegia, And sometimes death.
How severe the consequences are, depends on the location of the injury:
• impaired sensation and movement
• paralysis of legs = paraplegia 🧑🏽🦽
• paralysis of legs and arm = tetraplegia 👨🏼🦼
• in the worst cases, the person can no longer breathe on their own.
According to the Swiss Society of Paraplegics @paraplegie
🆘 Carelessness, overconfidence and alcohol are often involved.
🆘 And leads to an incorrect assessments of the depth of the water.
🆘 Most people affected are young men between 16 and 30 years.
Making a statement about safe water depth for diving is difficult because it depends on body size, weight, and jumping speed. Even for a shallow dive, a water depth of at least two meters is required.
Teach your children and your teenagers how to stay safe when doing headers and jumping into water:
➡️ Do not jump into unknown or unclear water.
➡️ Check the depth of the water before jumping into a lake, river, basin or the sea.
➡️ Do not jump into shallow water.
➡️ No dares not jump into unknown or murky water.
➡️ Do not use drugs or alcohol while bathing.
➡️ Check and follow any warning signs.
I know that this is scary but knowledge protects. PLEASE share this post with as many as possible to help prevent accidents like this to happen.
Posted on June 19, 2021 by admin
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