Spot The Drowning Person Before Lifeguard June 17, 2015 | By Staff Post Share now: Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Lifeguards know what to look for when they see a person drowning. Can you spot the victim before the lifeguard? The video is worth watching a couple times to familiarize yourself with what a person in distress really looks like.