A 4-year-old almost died from 'dry drowning' — a doctor weighs in on how to stay safe | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


A 4-year-old almost died from 'dry drowning' — a doctor weighs in on how to stay safe

News that a 4-year-old came close to death days after ingesting water in a swimming pool has, understandably, rattled the internet. “Dry drowning” — as it’s often referred to in these stories — seems to captivate and terrify parents in equal measure. The stories are, admittedly, harrowing. But an ER doctor tells Yahoo Lifestyle that on top of being incredibly rare, these accidents are treatable.

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