Immersion, near-drowning and drowning.

  title={Immersion, near-drowning and drowning.},
  author={F. S. C. Golden and Michael J Tipton and R. C. Scott},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={79 2},
“Drowning” is defined as “suffocation by submersion, especially in water”66; it continues to be the third most common cause of accidental death in the general population and, for children in many countries, the second most common cause after road accidents.75 In the USA, 40% of drowning victims are less than 4 yr old.74 In Britain, the Office of Population Census reports that child deaths from this cause continue to be the third most common cause of accidental death after road accidents and… CONTINUE READING
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