Many of you have seen the recent 60 Minutes episode on “How it feels to black out“, with interviews from divers. “Free-diving champions Tanya Streeter and William Trubridge describe their experiences with blacking out underwater, and tell Bob Simon it isn’t as dangerous or unpleasant as you might think.” Now, everyone that knows anything about blacking out, knows this is indeed dangerous. This is a perfect example of the amount of ignorance in people. In this interview it was stated that it isn’t dangerous to black out if the right people are around..
FALSE. Blacking out is dangerous no matter who is/isn’t around. Blocking oxygen from your brain can cause serious damage, and in many cases around the world, it can be fatal.
Watching this on 60 Minutes was very hard. Especially with all of the inaccurate facts. I hope everyone realizes the lack of truth in this episode of 60 Minutes.
Parents and Guardians, please talk to your children about the risks of blacking out, passing out, playing the choking game, etc. It is real and taking the lives of youth around the world.
Help awareness, spread the word.
♥WildfarmKids & Joshua Engle Family