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FMPD Officers teach Fort Myers High School students life-saving skills

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-21 11:38:26-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Officers from the Fort Myers Police Department spent a day at the Fort Myers High School teaching students life-saving skills.

Two Officers educated students about the challenges of escaping a submerged vehicle.

FMPD says education is key to preventing loss of life.

According to FMPD, the following steps can be followed to ensure your safety and survival:

1. Undo your seatbelt as soon as you hit the water.
2. Open a window once you’ve unstrapped yourself.
3. Break a window.
4. Escape through the open or broken window.
5. Try to open a door only if the car is submerged.
6. Swim to the surface as quickly as possible.
7. Call emergency services once you’re out