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Drowning After You Leave The Water

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In this edition of Vital Signs, the rare occurrence of drowning after you’ve left the water. Dry drowning and wet or secondary drowning can be fatal if left unattended -- and the latter can go unnoticed for several hours before symptoms appear.

Dr. Glenn Hardesty, an emergency physician at Texas Health Arlington Hospital, explains.

For More Information

Dry Drowning: Signs and Symptoms 

Signs and Symptoms of Dry Drowning in Toddlers 

The Complications of Drowning