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#1 of 2 Old 07-18-2013, 02:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I just found this article on Pinterest about drowning. Honestly it scared me because I naively thought drowning people splash and ask for help. Apparently it is usually silent and:

 

 

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of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning

 

 

Now I read it, I remember DD as a baby once slipped under water in the tub before my eyes and to this day I shudder at how she looked fine under water (in the split second before I picked her up). It was really quiet, no splashing as one expects. I've already shared this will all parents I know and thought of sharing it here.


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My SIL sent a link to me a while ago and yes, drowning is not the distress and splashing as depicted on television or in movies. it is not obvious like that often instead silent with mouth at water level, legs not moving, no sounds, arms low in the water, not all all like we envision it to be.
There is also secondary drowning in which water is inhaled but the victim seems ok. It is also called dry drowning. The person may die up to 24 hours later.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/110157.php
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