Less obvious, but no less serious threat besides the usual reservoirs, may lurk urban reservoirs adjacent to industrial enterprises. The fact that water is seemingly ordinary does not mean anything and cannot serve as an excuse for fearless adoption of water procedures. Nitric acid is also transparent, but there are no hunters swimming in it..
City ponds, their dangers, behavior on ponds in the city, injury prevention and safety measures.
City ponds, near which factory pipes loom, should be avoided so as not to be surprised later on from where skin diseases that came from. The same applies to all research institutes and military institutions. While serving in the army, I was in the hospital in the same room as a military builder who only washed his hands in a random stream flowing from the missile side. After half an hour, he was taken to the intensive care unit in a hurriedly called ambulance helicopter. He eventually came out, but he reduced his life at least three times.
, a snail or cancer is able to survive in a man-made cocktail offered by a nearby industrial enterprise.
True, such a biological examination can only indicate the presence of obvious toxic substances that are incompatible with life. Alas, you will not be able to ask the frog about its health, well-being and life expectancy. City ponds, where there is little or no living creatures, where paths trampled by people do not lead to water, where wild beaches arranged by people are not visible, it is better to stay away. Do not strive to be the pioneers of new baths. Trust the locals who suffer from the heat no less than you, but nevertheless do not climb into a nearby, promising cool pond. They know better where it flows from and what can happen to a person after such a bath..
In all cases, when bathing in an unfamiliar pond, try as little as possible to slurp an unknown composition of water. Why dive less, shout and talk while swimming. And, of course, in no case use this water for drinking and cooking. Not only water, but also coasts can pose a certain danger to people resting near a reservoir. Concentration at the top of automobile cliffs, trampling and breaking out of close vegetation fixing the soil can cause a collapse of the upper part of the slope on people located near the water.
Especially dangerous are niches and caves located under cliffs, where vacationers have a habit of hiding in the rain. If you are not indifferent to your health and those close to you, do not let dashing motorists go to the edge of the cliffs. For wood, go farther away into forest plantations, and chase away children who dig coasts with an impromptu tool to arrange Aladdin’s magic caves, or fishermen who pick up worms too zealously. And then, as if the sim would not open and bring you three four tons of coastal soil on your head.
No less dangerous than rivers, ponds, lakes and reservoirs, fraught with other typical urban reservoirs. Abandoned by negligent builders, trenches filled with melt or rainwater, foundation ditches, etc. artificial origin of the pit. Unlike others, people voluntarily do not bathe in them, but, as it happens, they drown. It’s not difficult to fall into such a water reservoir, often located at the intersection of busy pedestrian routes, and get out a problem. I myself in early childhood somehow swam in a construction pit and I can testify that its shores, when viewed from the water, are not as easily accessible as it seems from above.
Vertical walls devoid of vegetation make it impossible to catch. The clothes swell, pulls down, and the soil, wet with moisture, piled around the perimeter of the pit, treacherously slides underfoot. For all the comic nature of the situation, a water accident just a stone’s throw from its own entrance killed a couple of trifles in it. Especially if such a sad incident happened at night or in the cold season, when ice water can kill a person in a matter of minutes. Do not underestimate a potential adversary! Water is water everywhere! And if you can’t reach the bottom with your feet in the construction trench, it becomes no safer than the open sea. Both there and there, a person chokes or freezes equally. Only in the trench does it look not so romantic.
More often than not, children who love to play near water (throw stones, launch boats, etc.) or try to get dropped items (otherwise mom scolds!) Die in such orphan pits. And also their parents returning tipsy home. Saving these least reasonable categories of the population, it is necessary to ensure that builders pump out water from abandoned pits on time, or, even by the forces of residents of nearby houses, enclose dangerous urban ponds. In trenches and pits with high vertical walls, it is desirable, however strange it may sound, to build improvised ladders in one of two places, on which a fallen person, having swum, could get out.
Finding himself in such a predicament, a person, if he knows how to swim, must, until he has frozen, find a more elevated area at the bottom or a gentle access to the shore. Without wasting time on unsuccessful attempts to climb a cliff in the place where he fell. If you don’t know how to swim, you need to try to fix yourself by the wall in any way, including by sticking a penknife, apartment keys, comb, etc., into the ground by accident in your pockets. The main thing in this case is not to fuss, not to try to get out. This still will not succeed, since the support is too weak and it is impossible to drive it deep into the ground so that it can withstand the weight of a person.
On the other hand, it is quite sufficient to stay afloat, screaming for help from people. For the same purpose, you can use scarves, jackets, and pants removed from the body. With the help of which, throwing them ashore, you can try to catch on the construction debris sticking out of the ground. Do you always relax on a pond, cross over rickety bridges through a construction trench, go along an ice trail, or do you remember sitting during winter fishing above the hole: there is no safe water! From the water to the misfortune of a person, one tiny little step separates. Try not to do it. Avoiding a water accident, no matter where it happens, is much easier than getting out of it alive..
Based on materials from the School of Survival in Accidents and Natural Disasters.