Nick Thompson, our Ambassador in Newport Beach, CA and several of his recruits are spreading the word about Shallow Water Blackout at their high school,Corona del Mar. The school is a public school located in the Eastbluff neighborhood of Newport Beach, California, and belongs to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
Nick became and Ambassador in 2017 and has been mentored by Karen Curreri who lost her son Joe Curreri. Joe was a former USC swimmer, a Staff Sergeant and Special Forces communications sergeant assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, WA. He died on October 26, 2007 in an accidental drowning incident after a shallow water blackout at Siet Lake while deployed to the Southern Philippines region near Panamao, Jolo Island, Republic of the Philippines. Joe was 27.
Thanks to Nick and his team they will greatly enhance our efforts to educate and raise awareness about the causes and prevention of a shallow water blackout. Most importantly they are helping us save lives.