One of the most common causes for people to fall overboard is when they are not paying attention. It can happen if you are distracted by friends or family, looking at scenery, or even watching water sports. The best way to avoid this problem is by staying focused on what you’re doing and making sure that your vessel does not rock too much.
You should always be aware of where everyone aboard the boat is before it starts rocking from waves hitting its side or wakes coming behind other boats. If someone does start falling over while you’re moving in a straight line with no waves around, try putting out an arm so that person has something to grab onto as he falls past you; but do make sure there’s nothing nearby like a life vest that he might pull you into the water with him.
If someone starts to fall over while the boat is moving in a zigzag pattern or rocking back and forth, try grabbing them by their clothing and pulling them upright before they can get too far off balance; but do not put yourself at risk for falling overboard as well.
The best way to avoid this problem altogether is making sure everyone aboard knows what they’re doing when it comes to boating safety. You should always have a designated lookout who’s responsible for reporting any changes in surroundings, obstacles we may need to steer around, or anything else that could affect our course of direction. This person should also be trained on how to raise an alarm if necessary.
If you’re not sure what to do, just stay awake and alert. Watch for any signs of trouble from your crewmates and be ready to lend a hand in case anything begins to go wrong.
The person may trip on something: if so, either catch them by their clothing and pull them back up before they can get too far off balance; or if this is not possible, try to cushion the fall with a soft blanket.
If someone starts having difficulty breathing: If it’s caused by waves splashing over his mouth/nose due to heavy seas, ask him to perform abdominal (or “abdominal”) respiration which involves pulling air in through pursed lips while tilting your head backwards so water doesn’t enter the nose and blocking throat passages from getting congested, then release via puffed cheeks as you breathe out slowly. This technique will maintain pressure on the chest cavity that allows for unobstructed passage of air into the lungs when waves splash over ones face.
If they start to slip from a deck chair and are on dry land: prop them up with some furniture or cushions if possible. If not, try rolling the person into the “log roll” position (from their back onto one side) so that they’re lying face down, then push upwards slightly on their shoulders until they can use both hands to support themselves upright.
By catching someone who has fallen overboard before he hits water,”
by cushioning his fall with a soft blanket.”
Fortunately for most people who have fallen in the water, it’s not that hard to get back on board your own ship again!
If someone has fallen into deep water: put them in an upright position with their head out of the water.”
In this scenario throw yourself down onto the deck (face first) then extend both arms over your head towards them as far as possible.”
The author talks about what the person might be feeling when they go overboard and how you should help them from going any further into the water. It also provides some tips for what to do when you see somebody fall in deep water as well as feel-good advice that helps people know it’s not their fault if someone falls overboard while they were close by.
I think this article is very helpful because it doesn’t make things seem too complicated, but it still gives important information that can help somebody who has fallen over board or knows somebody else who just fell out of bed onto the ground!