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CPR Can Be A Lifesaver

Summer brings people to the water to enjoy the outdoors and to cool off. Summer is also when the most drownings occur.

 Just yesterday two people in South Mississippi drowned and two more almost drowned. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation saved their lives. Paramedics say this time of year, knowing how to do CPR is more important than ever.

Summer brings hot temperatures and packed swimming holes. But it can also bring a family's summer vacation to a tragic end like in Latimer Saturday where a four-year-old boy drowned at Martin Lake Resort. Paramedic Ben Glass says all parents should know how to perform CPR.

Also this weekend 18-year old Seabee Joseph Pudlowski suffered an epileptic seizure while swimming. His friends performed CPR but it was too late.

On Saturday two young children were found at the bottom of a pool. A relative performed CPR until paramedics arrived. His knowlege of CPR literally saved their lives.

If you would like to learn CPR, classes are very affordable. They usually cost between $20 and $40. You can call your local fire department, YMCA, American Red Cross or American Heart Association for a CPR class in your area.

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