Thank you for your important question on event safety. It is essential to ensure that there are lifeguards on site during training and competition. Also, the lifeguards should be trained in emergency removal of the injured swimmer – including the diver with a potential cervical spine injury. There should be a spinal board on deck and an emergency transport system (ambulance) on site. Ideally, there should be present someone trained in advanced first aid – either a physician or a paramedic/trainer.
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