Dry Drowning & YMCA Swimming – Tuesday, July 21, 2015
- 10 people drown daily
- 1 in 5 people are 14 and younger
- Ages 1 to 4 highest drowning rates
- 80% are males
You would hope to be able to recognize if someone is having trouble in the water. Sometimes you can tell, but other times drowning is very silent. Did you know there is also another drowning danger that is outside of the water? It is called dry downing and the dangers are there, even hours after leaving the water.
How Dry Drowning happens:
- Accidentally inhales water
- Just takes a few teaspoons
- Lungs get irritated and secrete fluid
- Drown in body’s own fluid
- Change in behavior
- Throwing up
Doctors say if you see any of these signs, it is important you get to the emergency room.
YMCA of the Chesapeake‘s Missy Denault joins us today to talk about water safety.