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2013-06-16 02:22:30 AM  
9 votes:
Dear God, that article is a repost of a 5-year-old story that isn't even completely true. Journalism at its finest.

2013-06-16 07:07:18 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:18:35 AM  
1 vote:
Wouldn't you be concerned after your kid crapped himself at the pool randomly?  (Hopefully not in the pool...)
2013-06-16 08:05:05 AM  
1 vote:
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 02:15:34 AM  
1 vote:
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 02:15:14 AM  
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