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Drowning After You Leave The Water

Jul 7, 2014

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