Drowning for love: the aquatic victim-instead-of-rescuer syndrome: drowning fatalities involving those attempting to rescue a child.

@article{Franklin2011DrowningFL,
  title={Drowning for love: the aquatic victim-instead-of-rescuer syndrome: drowning fatalities involving those attempting to rescue a child.},
  author={Richard Charles Franklin and John H. Pearn},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 1-2},
  pages={44-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Non-intentional child drowning remains a leading cause of child mortality. A related and secondary syndrome is composed of those who drown in impulsive, altruistic attempts to go to the aid of a drowning child. Such 'rescuers' who attempt to save a drowning child may themselves drown, a tragic event we term the AVIR syndrome or aquatic victim-instead-of-rescuer. METHODS This study is composed of a five-year (1 July 2002 to 30 June 2007) total population Australian survey, using… CONTINUE READING

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