OCEAN CITY, Md. -- While shallow water seems like the safest place to play in the surf, swimmers suffer serious neck injuries close to shore every summer.


11 News reporter Kerry Cavanaugh shows how the Ocean City Beach Patrol is saving lives with a life-saving technique. Watch the video below:


Technique Saves Beach-Goers From Neck Injuries


Cavanaugh's report first aired last summer, so it's currently been two years since Ward's accident. He told 11 News recently that he's doing very well, is back to work and has gone back in the water.


Check out more of how the lifeguards do their job in this clip:


Lifeguards Demonstrate Neck Injury Technique


And even if you're a strong swimmer, rip currents are a silent summer danger that trap thousands of swimmers every year, sometimes with a deadly outcome. Cavanaugh shows how you can live through them in this important clip:


How To Handle A Rip Current


The report won several industry awards.


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