About 3 weeks ago, my boss found his 3-year old son floating in the pool of their new house, blue, not breathing. He pulled him out, turned him over to clear his lungs and started rescue breathing until he found a pulse and his son started coughing and opened his eyes- saved his life; his son is doing fine now and shows no signs of brain damage. They think he was probably in the pool 2 or 3 minutes; scary stuff! My boss took a few days off later on that week to build a new fence around the pool.
7-8% is still a lot of lives. I really need to go back and get re-certified in CPR and refreshed in first-aid in general, it's been probably 12 years since my CPR card expired. First time I had to use my skills in a real-life situation, I choked and did nothing but wait for the ambulance. I've always regretted that- thankfully all involved recovered OK, but still, I could have and should have done more.
[This message has been edited by SteveFehr (edited 08-25-2006).]