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02 December 2009

Dry drowning

Many hours after a water accident, a child can suffer from dry drowning

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There is something that all parents should know this summer: death from 'dry drowning' can occur up to 24 hours after the child has breathed in water, or been submerged. 

Dry drowning happens when there is water in the lungs, but the victim is still able to walk around and play.  There are distinct warning signs, and some very easy precautions that will prevent it from happening.

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Tips to prevent drowning

(Health24, December 2009)

 
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