In a local river in Bilbao, Spain, locals awoke to a ghastly sight. The sculpture, titled ‘Bihar’ (meaning ‘Tomorrow’ in Basque) acts as a reminder of climate change. As the tide rises and falls, so does the water that covers the face of the eerily stunning sculpture. The artist who crafted the Bihar sculpture has explained that the enigmatic figure intends to warn the people of today that their failure to respond to climate change could result in a metaphorical drowning of tomorrow’s childre...
Teaching a child how to swim can make a world of difference. Not only will he/she be better prepared in the water, but they’ll also have fun, too! Although it may be a basic skill, knowing how to properly swim is something even some adults don’t know how to do… all because they haven’t taken the time to learn the proper techniques. To say the least, this can have some pretty serious consequences — for children or adults — when in any body of water.
Like many things, the younger you learn how ...
Founder of the nonprofit effort, Action to End Drowning, Arthur Benjamin, Palm Beach Philanthropist, shares 2 crucial definitions. Understanding these two issues of dry drowning and delayed drowning can make a world of difference in preventing drowning incidents.
What is Dry Drowning?
Dry drowning occurs when water never reaches the lungs, but is still breathed in. The water ends up trapped in the airways, causing the vocal cords to spasm and even potentially close. What’s important to know a...
Do you know this woman?
The above sketch is an artist’s take on what the drowning victim looked like. She is believed to be a Caucasian woman with red hair, in her early to mid 60s. She was discovered wearing multicolored leggings, a grey long-sleeve shirt with a Christmas theme and the following Mistletoad design:
If you have any insight or information on who this individual is, please contact the Henderson, Nevada Police Department ASAP.
The leading cause of preventable death in toddlers in the United States is drowning. Children ages 1 to 4 years old are the most at risk of drowning. But the keyword to keep in mind here is preventable. Drowning deaths — and even non-fatal drownings — can be prevented. That’s why Action to End Drowning encourages you to take the following tips in mind!
Never leave a child alone in or near water.
This goes for pools, bodies of water and even your bathtub. A good general rule of thumb is to alw...
In April 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared July 25th World Drowning Prevention Day. Hoping to raise critical awareness, this advocacy effort will shine a beacon of light on the silent problem of drowning. More importantly, World Drowning Day will be centered around how we can be better prepared for and potentially prevent a drowning accident.
WHO encourages the use of the hashtag #DrowningPrevention. But that’s not the only way World Drowning Prevention Day will do its part t...
Perhaps the best drowning prevention technique is simply to be prepared! Here are some signs you should look out for:
Sounds of gasping or hyperventilating
When someone is drowning, he/she may not be able to yell or scream out for help. So it’s important to pay attention if you think you hear someone struggling to breathe while out in the water.
Their head is low and tilted back in the water
In general, you should keep your eyes peeled for anything that looks out of the ordinary. You may even...
You could be in the ocean, enjoying some fun in the sun. Or at a public pool, surrounded by friends and family, living it up in the summer. You might even be at home in your very own bathtub when all of a sudden, you find yourself submerged underwater and gasping for air.
On average, a person can hold their breath for only 30 seconds. A highly trained scuba diver, swimmer or other underwater professional may even be able to hold their breath for a whole minute. Once you can no longer hold you...
First and foremost, drowning is a fast and silent killer. In the vast majority of drowning-related fatalities, no one even notices that a drowning death is impending. Taking as little as 20 to 60 seconds, a drowning attack comes without warning or signal — and fast!
Roughly 320,000 people die annually from drowning, worldwide
Males are at higher risk of drowning than females, by more than 50%
In the United States, an estimated average of 10 fatal drowning occur each day
Drowning is a leading ...
Action to End Drowning
PALM BEACH, April 13, 2021 — Arthur Benjamin, Palm Beach entrepreneur and animal advocate, has launched a new nonprofit organization: Action to End Drowning.
“This is going to save lives!” — Arthur E. Benjamin, Action to End Drowning co-founder.
Arthur Benjamin’s latest initiative, Action to End Drowning, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to prevent the occurrence of drowning incidents. According to the Palm Be...
Arthur E. Benjamin is an advocate for people and pets. His initiative, the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation, is dedicated to improving the lives of neglected animals and breast cancer patients and survivors.
Arthur E. Benjamin's professional career has earned him great respect over the years. Viewed as a visionary and born entrepreneur by his peers, Benjamin's leadership and command are revered. Over the past three decades, his philanthropic passions and professional pursuits have intertwined.
Arthur E. Benjamin is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. An advocate for improving the lives of people and pets, he focuses the majority of his philanthropic efforts on animal welfare and breast cancer awareness. He is credited with launching numerous nonprofit initiatives over the years. Currently, his most prominent efforts include The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation and American Dog Rescue Foundation.
American Dog Rescue Foundation is a volunteer-led organization that stands by a mission ...
Arthur E. Benjamin
Arthur E. Benjamin is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping others. His philanthropic focuses are animal welfare and rescue and breast cancer awareness.
For this animal lover, pets are more than just delightful furry companions -- they’re members of the family. Like humans, every pet deserves a forever home with a loving and adoring family. That’s why in 2009, Arthur E. Benjamin founded American Dog Rescue. Today, he remains President of the nonprofit organization. Ame...