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04 November 2009

Drowning: the silent death

It can happen so quickly. You won't even hear it coming.

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You can’t believe how quickly an accident happens. To tell you the truth I didn’t even hear him fall into the water. Of the 4 grownups sitting under the Lapa chatting, my husband was the only one to hear our 4 year old son almost drown.

We were spending the Sunday at my father’s house. With both a swimming pool and a fishpond, we were very alert as to where the children were and what they were doing. Both our boys are fascinated by water and fish and at one stage I had taken them away from the fishpond for throwing gravel in the water.

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