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What can I do if I see someone in trouble in the water?

Do not enter the water unless you are specifically trained to perform in-water rescues. Get help from a trained responder, such as a lifeguard. However, you can help a person in trouble in the water from a safe position by using reaching, throwing or wading assists.

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