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(Opposing Views)   Is it possible to drown on solid land? Yes   (opposingviews.com) divider line 40
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2013-06-16 02:02:37 AM  
Someone land drowned, did the land titanic go down or something?
 
2013-06-16 02:03:03 AM  
Dry land is a myth.
 
2013-06-16 02:03:45 AM  
I couldnt read it all.  That is terrible.
 
2013-06-16 02:08:15 AM  
both my kids went swimming today.
Guess I better go check on the little monsters.
 
2013-06-16 02:14:50 AM  
Why? Why do I always seem to read the Sad articles after a night of heavy drinking?
 
2013-06-16 02:15:14 AM  
knows the feeling:

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2013-06-16 02:15:34 AM  
So wait, the little fella crapped himself? Was that in the pool? Was that before or after he got water in his lungs? I am going to have to drink my beer slower knowing I could crap myself as a result of taking in liquid to the lungs.
 
2013-06-16 02:16:49 AM  
Daaaamn.
 
2013-06-16 02:22:30 AM  
Dear God, that article is a repost of a 5-year-old story that isn't even completely true. Journalism at its finest.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/drydrowning.asp
 
2013-06-16 02:23:23 AM  
Is this about the guy that fell out of a plane alive and and when they found the body the cause of death was ruled as drowning?
 
2013-06-16 02:23:27 AM  
Does congestive heart failure count?
 
2013-06-16 02:25:14 AM  
Wow, that's just sad as heck.

I'm an adult and didn't know you can have some water in your lungs and still walk about...at least for a while...and then kill you.

Poor kid.
 
2013-06-16 02:29:32 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Is this about the guy that fell out of a plane alive and and when they found the body the cause of death was ruled as drowning?


Naw...you are thinking of the guy swimming in the lake that was swooped up in one of those buckets from a plane to put out forest fires. Found the charred body of the scuba diver in the forest miles from the water.
Not true, of course.
 
2013-06-16 02:49:41 AM  
Better to be land drowned then eaten by a land shark!
 
2013-06-16 03:09:37 AM  
Boston Molasses flood :(
 
2013-06-16 03:17:51 AM  
Well, i think ive had enough to drink tonight, i read that as solid lard and was really grossed out.
 
2013-06-16 03:21:58 AM  
Of course you can drown on solid land. It's about the water inside your lungs, not outside your body.
 
2013-06-16 03:38:26 AM  
"Oh man did you hear about Paul?"
"No. What happened?"
"He farking drowned dude."
"What? No way! How? Was he at the beach? Did the riptide drag him out?"
"Nah, he was in line at the Robeks in K-Town. EMTs said he didn't have a chance."
 
2013-06-16 05:29:28 AM  

scottyvr6: Why? Why do I always seem to read the Sad articles after a night of heavy drinking?


'Cause you drink too much?
 
2013-06-16 05:51:19 AM  
What's with the links to this shiatty website as of late, a new Fark "partner"? Shouldn't these have (paid) next to them, or something?

/DNRTFA
 
2013-06-16 06:41:21 AM  

SDRR: What's with the links to this shiatty website as of late, a new Fark "partner"? Shouldn't these have (paid) next to them, or something?


Remember: It's Not News, It's Fark.com. Which makes that shiatty website a perfect source for Not News.
 
2013-06-16 07:07:18 AM  
That's not dry drowning, there's no water in the lungs with dry drowning. It occurs when you start to inhale water, and so your windpipe seals shut as a defense mechanism. It also prevents you from breathing and you can die from it, but the death is _identical_ to drowning. It occurs when someone is drowning, and is discovered at autopsy when there's no fluid in the lungs (which is why it's called dry). Delayed drowning can happen, but it's really farking rare. I've heard of like one case of it, and I read a lot of stuff. And IIRC the one case of dry drowning I heard of the victim had either earlier almost drowned (and been revived by CPR) or was the rescuer but had been nearly drowned, etc. Wasn't anything that was subtle.

Could've been anything with this kid, seizures can cause foamy mouth, and children can have fatal seizures. Maybe allergy, maybe poisoning? Sad but prolly more details later. I suspect they ran with the story because it's the beginning of summer and shiat like this scares the fark out of parents.

So parents, I wouldn't worry about it...other than worrying rationally about drowning in general of course (watch your kids, teach 'em to swim).
 
2013-06-16 07:17:37 AM  

scottyvr6: Why? Why do I always seem to read the Sad articles after a night of heavy drinking?


Well, you know, everything you read is after a night of heavy drinking.
 
2013-06-16 07:35:25 AM  

Dedmon: scottyvr6: Why? Why do I always seem to read the Sad articles after a night of heavy drinking?

Well, you know, everything you read is after a night of heavy drinking.


You should google sloth videos on YouTube, it's a good cure.
 
2013-06-16 08:05:05 AM  
According to other sources, the kid was autistic and basically just didnt know how to communicate what was happening to him.

So... probably not anything you need to worry about.
 
2013-06-16 08:36:38 AM  
I remember in college some guy passed out on his back, puked, and suffocated. Stupid way to die - drowning in your own puke.

Not as stupid as the guy who passed out  on the railroad tracks though.
 
2013-06-16 09:21:42 AM  

Phony Saint: Dear God, that article is a repost of a 5-year-old story that isn't even completely true. Journalism at its finest.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/drydrowning.asp


no it's not, this one happened in NORTH Carolina.
 
2013-06-16 09:48:07 AM  

bigbobowski: Phony Saint: Dear God, that article is a repost of a 5-year-old story that isn't even completely true. Journalism at its finest.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/drydrowning.asp

no it's not, this one happened in NORTH Carolina.


Opposing view writer got it wrong and linked the original TODAY article,
By Mike CelizicTODAY contributor updated 6/5/2008 9:58:59 AM ET
 
2013-06-16 10:01:50 AM  
Smells like bullshiat.
 
2013-06-16 10:10:05 AM  

EnviroDude: bigbobowski: Phony Saint: Dear God, that article is a repost of a 5-year-old story that isn't even completely true. Journalism at its finest.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/drydrowning.asp

no it's not, this one happened in NORTH Carolina.

Opposing view writer got it wrong and linked the original TODAY article,
By Mike CelizicTODAY contributor updated 6/5/2008 9:58:59 AM ET


please explain. I was trying to make a little joke about how news stories are recycled.
i'm kinda slow.
 
2013-06-16 11:06:49 AM  
Well that's terrible.  I feel bad for his family and the little guy, he looked like a cute kid.
 
2013-06-16 11:18:35 AM  
Wouldn't you be concerned after your kid crapped himself at the pool randomly?  (Hopefully not in the pool...)
 
2013-06-16 12:09:23 PM  
Lady Indica:  It occurs when you start to inhale water, and so your windpipe seals shut as a defense mechanism.

I read that in the Snopes article too and I call BS. That simply isn't the way cerebral hypoxia works. The throat would have to be in spasm for a long time, at least five minutes, before the body functions would be so impaired as to not be able to recover.  Technically, one can lose consciousness in about a minute but even then one still has an involuntary response. The Snopes article is misleading on other points as well, which is ironic considering it main beef is that the original media reports are misleading.

The more likely explanation is that the water in the victim's lungs caused the drowning and then the water escaped either by some latent spasm, during the process of recovering the body, or even simply by absorption into the body or the atmosphere.

I do not think too much of this concept of dry drowning, it's silly.
 
2013-06-16 01:11:26 PM  
Dry drowning or as the rest of the world calls it, asphyxiation.
 
2013-06-16 02:00:45 PM  

Phony Saint: Dear God, that article is a repost of a 5-year-old story that isn't even completely true. Journalism at its finest.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/drydrowning.asp


I'm dubious about that article. Not 3 paragraphs apart, they say "CDC denies the 10-15% number" and "Dry drowning accounts for ten to fifteen percent of all drowning deaths. " Which one is it? And cite a damn source. You're farking Snopes!
 
2013-06-16 02:06:41 PM  

Lady Indica: Dedmon: scottyvr6: Why? Why do I always seem to read the Sad articles after a night of heavy drinking?

Well, you know, everything you read is after a night of heavy drinking.

You should google sloth videos on YouTube, it's a good cure.


Kristen Bell has a thing for sloths apparently. If this video doesn't brighten your mood I dunno what will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5jw3T3Jy70
 
2013-06-16 02:09:17 PM  
the original Avengers had a great episode about this in the early 60s,
i'm talking about Steed and Mrs Peel of course
 
2013-06-16 09:13:50 PM  
Step 1.  Post article on paid partner linking to news story from 5 years ago.
Step 2. Submit article from paid partner to fark.
Step 3. GREEN!!
Step 4.... profit?
 
2013-06-17 01:00:10 AM  

GungFu: Wow, that's just sad as heck.

I'm an adult and didn't know you can have some water in your lungs and still walk about...at least for a while...and then kill you.

Poor kid.


Absolutely terrible event.. but now lets hope his mom doesn't devote her life to a specifically focused charity to raise awareness for something that really isn't a problem and is just a random, rare unfortunate event that happened to occur to her child.
 
2013-06-17 06:12:58 AM  

MechaPyx: Lady Indica: Dedmon: scottyvr6: Why? Why do I always seem to read the Sad articles after a night of heavy drinking?

Well, you know, everything you read is after a night of heavy drinking.

You should google sloth videos on YouTube, it's a good cure.

Kristen Bell has a thing for sloths apparently. If this video doesn't brighten your mood I dunno what will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5jw3T3Jy70


You can't even make fun of her because they're just THAT much of a cute overload.
 
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