Drowning in a head-down position--report on an unusual accident

TitleDrowning in a head-down position--report on an unusual accident
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDoberentz E,, B., M
JournalArch Kriminol
Abstract

A 22-year-old man was found in a head-down position in a roadside gully filled with water. Circumstances and autopsy findings are discussed. A prolonged head-down position may lead to death by impairing respiration and causing circulatory dysregulation. In the presented case, the victim drowned in a tight shaft in which he had no chance to free himself.

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