|Ten-year-old Johnny Jackson drowned about an hour after swimming in a pool. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie reports on the dangers of dry drowning, and TODAY's Meredith Vieira talks to pediatrician Dr. Daniel Rauch about hazards children face in the water.|
This is something I've never heard of and would like to share as the summer months have arrived.
Please be careful of "dry drowning." If you are a caregiver you should really take a look at this.
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.
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