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The DROWNING SUPPORT NETWORK ADVOCACY GROUP (DSN Advocacy) is working to create change in the way drowning deaths and other deaths in the aquatic environment are prevented or managed.

DSN Advocacy is a companion group that grew out of the Drowning Support Network (DSN). Families wishing to create positive change in the aftermath of personal tragedies, as well as water rescue and recovery personnel and other education and safety specialists are welcome to participate.

We lend one another support and guidance on strategic planning and dealing with political challenges. We want to ensure that water rescue and recovery operations are well managed, funded, supported, and politically mandated. We promote drowning prevention programs, water rescue training for emergency responders worldwide, standards for recovery operations that will reduce the burden on grieving families, and we lobby for change in the way pool and spa incidents, as well as open and moving water related emergencies are handled.

The Drowning Support Network (DSN) offers peer support for those who have lost loved ones in drownings or other aquatic accidents, including when no physical remains have been recovered, or the recovery process has been lengthy and difficult.


Founder/Moderator: Award winning writer and documentary filmmaker Nancy Rigg has long advocated for water safety and education following the death of her fiance, Earl Higgins, who lost his life attempting to rescue a child in fast-moving floodwaters.

We honor confidentiality and do not permit business, research or nonprofit solicitations.

DSN is supported by the Higgins & Langley Memorial and Education Fund, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Information on this site is designed to support, not replace, physician-patient, provider-patient or attorney-client relationships.


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  • Jun 21, 2007
  • English

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