Would you know when someone is drowning? Most incidences look nothing like you think they would. As summer begins, we wanted to share this surprising info every beachgoer, pool user, and parent needs to know.
Once upon a time, there were six distinct types of drowning.
But in 2005, the World Health Organization moved to simplify all types of drowning under the umbrella term drowning, whether or not the incidents are fatal, emergency medicine physician Darria Long Gillespie — an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine — tells Yahoo Health.
But what’s been lost with this change is the basic knowledge of the types of drowning that aren’t as obvious as the hands-flailing-in-the-air, “Help!-I’m-drowning” scenes we see in the movies. Most of us think that drowning is drowning, and our ability to identify each different form has evaporated over the years.
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Source Credits: Jenna Birch in Yahoo Health