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Rescuing a victim near the surface of the water




Rescuing a victim near the surface of the water requires you to support them with a rescue tube so they do not submerge under water. You should be keeping the victim’s airway above the water as you move them to a safe extraction point. There are different rescues that can be used for victims near the surface of the water. Active victim front rescue is used when the victim is actively drowning and facing in your direction. Active victim rear rescue is used when the victim is actively drowning and facing away from you. Passive victim front rescue is used when the victim is face down at or near the surface of the water in a vertical or horizontal position while facing you. This rescue is only used when you believe there was no spinal, neck, or head injury. Deciding which save to use on a victim all depends on whether they are facing you and if they are passive or not.

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