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Distress

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Being unable to maintain a position on top of the water, or being unable to make progress to safety without assistance.

Distressed Swimmer Rescue

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A rescue for a guest who has shown an inability to remain upon, or return to, the surface of the water.

Drowning

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Death caused by A) a fluid in the lungs or B) a laryngospasm.

Dry Drowning

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Asphyxiation, or suffocation, resulting from a laryngospasm. Water droplets irritate the epiglottis, which closes over the glottis preventing air from entering the air passage; there is no water in the victim's lungs.

Duck Pluck

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A rescue technique used to bring a person who is just under the water to the top, using a rescue tube.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

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A plan written for specific facility and type of emergency that outlines step-by-step emergency procedures and responsibilities.

Emergency Action System (EAS)

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The integration of all the people, equipment and plans involved in dealing with an emergency, such as aquatic staff, EMS response team, bystanders, facility administrators, etc.

Emergency Medical System (EMS)

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Trained personnel who respond to an emergency when you call 911 or your local emergency number.

Epiglottis

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A cartilage behind the tongue which works like a valve over the windpipe.

Extension Assist

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When you help a guest reach safety by extending a body part, pole rescue tube or other device.