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HEALTH NEWS YOU CAN USE: Boy's Death Highlights a Hidden Danger: Dry Drowning


Health & Wellness  (tags: illness, health, healthcare, children, dry drowning, swimming, risks, research, prevention )

Cal
- 463 days ago - today.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.



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Cal Mendelsohn (992)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:56 pm
Many thanks to my friend Gillian for bringing this good article to my attention.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 2:48 pm
this is so important, thank you Cal and Gillian
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:34 pm
“I’ve never known a child could walk around, talk, speak and their lungs be filled with water,” Cassandra Jackson told NBC News in a story broadcast Thursday on TODAY.

On Sunday, Jackson had taken her son, Johnny, to a pool near their home in Goose Creek, S.C. It was the first time he’d ever gone swimming — and, tragically, it would be his last.

I had never heard of this before. What a sad and tragic thing to happen! :-(
 

Pat B. (354)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 4:27 pm
I too, was unaware of the effects of 'dry drowning', until I read this sad story. I'm passing this on to friends who have little ones...my sympathies to this little boy's family. Thanks, Cal for this information.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 4:28 pm
HORRENDOUS!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:01 pm
Thanks.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:39 pm
Noted and shared. What a terrible thing to have happen :(
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:03 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the very informative article by Mike Celizic. I had never heard of "dry drowning" before reading this article. Read and noted.
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:24 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:44 pm
I've never heard of this, but it certainly makes me question teaching babies to swim and letting them have their faces in the water. Thank you for the important information.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 11:54 pm
noted
 

Lynn D. (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:47 am
Thank you!
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:57 am
wow,so noted
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 4:48 am
What a tragedy!
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 4:51 am
This taught me something new today. Thank you for sharing this.
 

Carol D. (109)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:15 am
I have never heard of this before Interesting thank you


Noted
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:08 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:43 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:22 pm
very sadly noted, thanks Cal
 

Veronica C. (43)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:41 pm
Wow, I have never heard of this. Scary.
 

Judy C. (106)
Friday June 14, 2013, 5:06 am
This is so terrible. I had never heard of such a thing. Thanks for informing us of this, Cal!
 

Nimue P. (243)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:11 pm
Noted.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:08 am
This is a phenomenon I have never heard of before.Thank you for posting this Cal.
 
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