Radio Smart Talk: Water safety & PA water trails
Transforming Health | 06.07.13
Radio Smart Talk for Thursday, June 6:
Earlier this week, Slate Magazine published a story that went viral on line. Written by Mario Vittone, the article, “Drowning doesn’t look like drowning” says that most people think a drowning person screams, kicks and flails in the water. They get that picture in their minds from what they’ve seen on television.
The article points out that most drowning people can’t scream, wave for help, or control their arm movements.
It may not be pleasant to think about but its valuable information to have with most people going in or near water during the warm weather months.
Thursday’s Radio Smart Talk will devote one segment of the program to water safety.
Then, we’ll look at a recreational and education activity that is becoming more popular – boating, canoeing, or kayaking on Pennsylvania’s water trails. Water trails are access points, boat launches, and day use sites that serve the same purpose as dry land trails.
Learn more about Pennsylvania's River Sojourn Program here.
Listen to the program:
Cindy Dunn, Deputy Secretary for Conservation & Technical Services at PA DCNR & Laurel Anders, Dir. of the PA Fish & Boat Commission's Bureau of Boating & Outreach
Joining us to talk about the PA Water Trails program is Laurel Anders, Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission 's (PFBC) Bureau of Boating and Outreach and Cindy Dunn, Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services at Pennsylvania Department of Conseravation and Natural Resources.
Ryan Walt, Outreach & Education Coordinator for the PA Fish & Boat Commission and George Zimmerman, Mid Atlantic Divisional Manager for Aquatics at The American Red Cross
Also on the program to talk about water safety is George Zimmerman, Mid Atlantic Divisional Manager for Aquatics at American Red Cross and Ryan Walt, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.