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Tech Works To Educate About Drowning During Wed Event

Most drowning accidents are preventable with some basic water safety training presented on the Tennessee Tech campus Wednesday night. Bradley Westrick is lecturer in the Department of Exercise Science. He said drowning prevention requires preparation and awareness. He said we have to guard against assumptions of safety. Westrick partnered with the Drennen’s Dream Foundation, a national nonprofit organization founded by ... Read More »

Remain Vigilant To Prevent The Possibility Of Dry Drowning

Many are taking to the pool or the lake to beat the heat and are aware of the dangers of drowning, but some might not be aware of a situation called “dry drowning.” Katie Neal is Health Educator for the Putnam County Health Department. She said that dry drowning is more common than people might think. “Just occurs whenever the ... Read More »

TWRA Officer Says No Excuse For Not Wearing Life Jackets

There is no excuse to go out on Upper Cumberland waterways this weekend without a life jacket on. That is according to TWRA Wildlife Officer Dustin Buttram. Buttram said a fatal mistake people often make is taking life jackets without wearing them, keeping them stored and out of reach. “They’re inside the boat, under straps holding them in or in ... Read More »

Wearing A Life Jacket Can Save Your Life

No matter your age, wear a life jacket even if you believe you’re a strong swimmer. That’s the advice from Putnam County Rescue Squad PIO Mike Herrick. He said nine times out of ten drowning accidents, people didn’t wear a life jacket. “People can get caught off guard, they may get injured and lose consciousness and not have the opportunity ... Read More »

Wiggins said Monterey Drowning a “Tragedy”

Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins said a wave of sadness overcame the community Friday due to the loss of a life and a child losing his father. 41-year-old Derek Lee Wilson drowned while trying to save his son Thursday evening. The two were fishing on a kayak at Meadow Creek Park. “We send out our sadness and feelings and sense of ... Read More »