‘Dry drowning’ and other myths

Title‘Dry drowning’ and other myths
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDr Szpilman, MD, D, Dr Sempsrott, MD, J, Dr Webber, DProf, J, Hawkins, DSeth, Barcala-Furelos, R, Schmidt, A, Queiroga, AC

Drowning is a common and often preventable cause of death, especially in children. The mass media often propagate misinformation about “dry” and “secondary” drowning, diverting attention from appropriate efforts to prevent drowning and rescue and treat those who do drown.