So it's one of those gorgeous Houston July days where it's 98 degrees and 1,000 percent humidity, and your kid wants to go to the public pool with his friends. An hour later, he's in the deep end with a charley horse, succumbing to panic. A few seconds later, he's officially drowning. On the left s ... More >>
A Houston woman faces charges of child endangerment by omission in the near-drowning of her seven-year-old son. Linda Harden, 33, helped her son over a fence to a closed pool in an apartment complex in the 5600 block of Antoine yesterday afternoon, police say. The child was discovered to be unrespo ... More >>
We've written before about the Heimlich maneuver being pushed as an aid to drowning victims, and the problems a lot of people have with that. It makes things worse rather than better, critics argue. Leading the charge is Peter Heimlich, son of Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, who the maneuver is named for. ... More >>
Daniel KramerUsing the Heimlich on drowning victims not a good idea, experts say.Four years ago we wrote about John Hunsucker, a retired UH professor who owned a company that taught lifeguards to use the Heimlich maneuver on drowning victims, something that has been widely discredited in the ... More >>
Feds say his rotor wash caused a drowningA helicopter pilot with the Department of Homeland Security has been indicted for making false statements to investigators about an incident where a man drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande River. James Peters, 41, had been flying interdiction patro ... More >>
Photo by Todd SpivakJohn HunsuckerJohn Hunsucker is not a medical doctor. This is one of the first points his many critics tend to make.They make it because Hunsucker, who runs Houston-based NASCO (National Aquatic Safety Company), the third-largest lifeguard training organization in the nation, ... More >>
Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?
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