Dry Drowning


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This is the first time I've heard of dry drowning. And I thought that once you survived swimming and didn't drown, you're out of danger. Apparently in some cases, you can be perfectly well and show only the symptoms after a few hours.

Full story on this link: ?Dry drowning? claims 10-year-old?s life - Health - MSNBC.com

..........The tragic death of a South Carolina 10-year-old more than an hour after he had gone swimming has focused a spotlight on the little-known phenomenon called “dry drowning” — and warning signs that every parent should be aware of.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, some 3,600 people drowned in 2005, the most recent year for which there are statistics. Some 10 to 15 percent of those deaths was classified as “dry drowning,” which can occur up to 24 hours after a small amount of water gets into the lungs. In children, that can happen during a bath.


Certified Shitlord
Wow that's kind of creepy, I never heard of it before.

Does make sense though, after almost drowning that leftover water can cause serious problems.


Registered Member
I was shocked to hear that you can still drown when you come out of the water. I saw the headlines and I was like how is that possible? I guess he ingested enough water and it filled up his lungs.