Figure 3-2. Salt water drowning/near drowning.
Section II. ON-THE-SCENE TREATMENT/MANAGEMENT OF
DROWNING/NEAR DROWNING VICTIMS
REACHING THE VICTIM IN THE WATER
a. When you reach the victim in the water, establish an open airway and initiate
artificial ventilation. Do this even before the victim is removed from the water.
b. Remove the victim from the water and continue artificial ventilation. If you
suspect that the person may have a neck injury, remove him from the water on a long