Yacht club staff get trauma-response training after deadly accident – New York News

Noah Bagdonas of Amityville, 18, right, practices placing a tourniquet on the arm of Sarah Ellis of Amityville, 19, during a “Stop the Bleed” course held by NYU Winthrop’s Trauma Center Team in Mineola Friday, July 28, 2017. The goal of the course is to provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding. (Credit: Barry Sloan)

Staff from several Long Island yacht clubs worked Friday to learn trauma-response skills in the wake of a deadly boating accident in Centerport earlier this month.

More than 20 young lifeguards and instructors from four sailing groups completed a trauma first aid course Friday morning at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, hoping to fill a gap they said could help prevent similar deaths.


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