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Posted: 6/6/2008 9:48:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 9:50:21 PM EST by NYPatriot]
I all my years I've never heard of such a thing.

www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7011193998


Charleston, SC (AHN) - A 10-year-old South Carolina boy died of "drowning" several hours after he was on dry ground, a coroner's report has found.

Johnny Jackson died of "dry drowning," a form of asphyxiation that happens when a small amount of water gets into the lungs and damages tissue, causing the lungs to swell and fill up with water.

The boy's mother, Cassandra Jackson, said Johnny went swimming in a local pool at Goose Greek on Sunday. Though the child didn't show any signs of respiratory distress, he "soiled himself," NBC News reported.

He walked home with his mother and sister and after his mother bathed him he told her he felt sleepy. When she went to check on him later she saw his face was covered in a "spongy white material." He was rushed to hospital but died of cardiac arrest on the way.

Doctors believe when water gets into lungs accidentally, like it had in Johnny's case, the lungs can't bring oxygen to the blood or the brain. The water can flood the lungs up to 24 hours after swimming or bathing. In very rare cases, it can also occur following a bath.

Experts recommend not letting a child swallow too much pool or bath water. Sometimes water enters the windpipe after diving or jumping into a pool. Any forced pressure on the front of the neck during swimming can also be a trigger.

Parents should look out for symptoms including difficulty breathing, extreme tiredness, and changes in behavior, which result from the brain not getting enough oxygen because of water in the lungs.



Poor kid & parents.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:50:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 9:51:37 PM EST by Keith_J]

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
I all my years I've never heard of such a thing.

www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7011193998

Poor kid & parents.


Secondary drowning. Can happen hours after aspiration of either fresh or salt water. Either way, the body pours in fluids to dilute the difference in salinity, flooding the lungs.

EVERY near drowning is an IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:53:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 10:03:31 PM EST by penguinslider009]
Every time I accidentally choke on a little water I can die? Anything to prevent this once a little water has been inhaled?

Edit
Happens quite alot to me if you are swimming in open water.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:54:53 PM EST
pretty freakin rare I would imagine.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:56:35 PM EST
IIRC from my days of teaching SCUBA, this is more likely to happen in fresh water than salt water. Salt water being more compatable with the human body.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:58:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By HABU:
IIRC from my days of teaching SCUBA, this is more likely to happen in fresh water than salt water. Salt water being more compatable with the human body.


Can happen in either. Fresh water has no salt, seawater has three times as much.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 10:00:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By HABU:
IIRC from my days of teaching SCUBA, this is more likely to happen in fresh water than salt water. Salt water being more compatable with the human body.


Can happen in either. Fresh water has no salt, seawater has three times as much.


0x3=0

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 10:01:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By HABU:
IIRC from my days of teaching SCUBA, this is more likely to happen in fresh water than salt water. Salt water being more compatable with the human body.


Can happen in either. Fresh water has no salt, seawater has three times as much.


So what was three times zero again?

-X
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 10:05:44 PM EST
Compared to body fluids?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 10:15:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 10:30:30 PM EST by MagKnightX]

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By HABU:
IIRC from my days of teaching SCUBA, this is more likely to happen in fresh water than salt water. Salt water being more compatable with the human body.


Can happen in either. Fresh water has noless than 0.05% salt, seawater has three times as muchbetween 3% and 5%.


0x3=0



Fixed for you
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 10:17:29 PM EST
so someone that knows- what was the white stuff on his face after he died?

lung tissue?

pretty sad.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 10:21:50 PM EST
sucks
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 11:52:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By olwen:
so someone that knows- what was the white stuff on his face after he died?

lung tissue?

pretty sad.


When I was a kid me and the neighbor went to the Kalayaan Pool in Subic. He drowned. After the lifeguard fished him out of the pool, he had some foamy stuff coming out of his nose/mouth.

I don't know what it was and I havn't thought about that in years.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 11:53:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/7/2008 11:54:22 AM EST by legonas]
the company i work for owns this property. i work at a differnt property not to far away.

edit: i guess the article doesnt explain it well, it happened at an apartment complex.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 11:55:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 11:57:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By HABU:
IIRC from my days of teaching SCUBA, this is more likely to happen in fresh water than salt water. Salt water being more compatable with the human body.


Can happen in either. Fresh water has noless than 0.05% salt, seawater has three times as muchbetween 3% and 5%.


0x3=0



Fixed for you


And the body has around .9% NaCl, so 3% salt would be three times what the body has.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 12:00:34 PM EST
Never heard of this, but the equivalent would be when an elderly person dies from water in their lungs, part of other issues.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 12:08:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By olwen:
so someone that knows- what was the white stuff on his face after he died?

lung tissue?

pretty sad.


Foamy lung exudate (bodily fluids).

RF
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 12:20:29 PM EST
That's to bad. Poor kid.
Man, you just never know.

Teach your kid to cross the street. Stay away form the bad stuff. Firearm safety.
And then something like this happens.
Prayers to the parents.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 12:29:41 PM EST
As much as we hate to admit it or as hard as it is to admit it - this is the cleaning of the gene pool.
This is not normal. This is not a strong individual . This is nature at work.
Still one can feel sorrow for the family .
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 12:31:07 PM EST
If you had watched enough Bay Watch with sound you would know this
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 12:57:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By blackascoal:
As much as we hate to admit it or as hard as it is to admit it - this is the cleaning of the gene pool.
This is not normal. This is not a strong individual . This is nature at work.
Still one can feel sorrow for the family .


he was autistic acording to the property manager of the property where this happened.
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