Montecito Pool

When emergencies happen, time is of the essence. The groundbreaking safety wearable, Punch Rescue, demonstrated its life-saving capabilities at the Montecito Family YMCA, a branch of Channel Islands YMCA. In a recent incident at the Montecito Family YMCA, a swimmer faced a diabetic emergency when they went unresponsive in the water.

Thanks to the vigilance and swift action of the lifeguard on duty, who was equipped with Punch Rescue, a rapid and successful rescue occurred. "Punch Rescue alerted myself [via the PunchAlert mobile app] and some other staff at the front to run out with the trauma bag immediately and give care. The Emergency Action Plan worked as planned. EMS arrived and he is doing well," said Justin Packham, Aquatics Director at the Montecito Family YMCA.

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