Characteristics of lifesaving from drowning as reported by the Swedish Fire and Rescue Services 1996-2010
Claesson A et al. – In half of more than 7,000 drowning–related calls to the Swedish Fire and Rescue Services (SFARS) during 15years of practice, water rescue was needed. In all treated Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) cases, the majority were found at the surface. Only in a small percentage did rescue diving take place. In these cases, survival did not appear to be poorer than in non–diving cases.