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date: 25 October 2021

Drowning is a major preventable cause of death, most frequently in children and in developing countries. Aspiration (whether of salt or fresh water) is usual in drowning and near-drowning (known as non-fatal, or submersion injury) and leads to cardiac arrest within a few minutes. Death or severe neurological impairment occurs after submersion for more than 5 to 10 min, but much longer durations may be tolerated in hypothermic conditions....

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