Drowning

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A new definition of drowning: towards documentation and prevention of a global public health problem.

2005 Nov;83(11):853-6. Epub 2005 Nov 10.<p>1Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands. …

Free divers have long defied science – and we still don't really understand how they go so deep

Free divers swim to extreme depths underwater (the current record is 214m) without any breathing apparatus. Champions can hold their breath for …

Scuba Diving

Sridevi Kapoor: Bollywood star 'drowned in bath'

Indian actor Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her hotel bath after losing consciousness, Dubai police have said.<p>The 54-year-old, who for years was one of Bollywood’s top stars, died late on Saturday while in Dubai for her nephew’s wedding.<p>Her brother-in-law, Sanjay Kapoor, had previously told an Indian …

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Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water

This week, "48 Hours" first reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had talked for the first time about their investigation into …

1981: Natalie Wood found dead

Natalie Wood

Postmortem computed tomography findings in cases of bath-related death: Applicability and limitation in forensic practice. - PubMed

PURPOSE:<p>Bath-related deaths occur frequently in Japan, and many of these deaths are diagnosed as death from disease without autopsy in the current …

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Natalie Wood

Robert Wagner Now Considered a 'Person of Interest' in Wife Natalie Wood's Mysterious Death

Nearly 40 years after Natalie Wood died under mysterious circumstances, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators say her widower Robert Wagner is …

Cold Water Shock

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"Float first and kick for your life": Psychophysiological basis for safety behaviour on accidental short-term cold water immersion. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>Accidental cold-water immersion (CWI) evokes the life threatening cold shock response (CSR) which increases the risk of drowning. …

Cold water immersion: kill or cure?

2017 Nov 1;102(11):1335-1355. doi: 10.1113/EP086283. Epub 2017 Sep 21.<p>1Extreme Environments Laboratory, Department of Sport & Exercise Science, …

Cold water kills

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Is a cold water swim good for you, or more likely to send you to the bottom?

There are people who will tell you that a dip in cold water is not just exhilarating and enlivening, but good for you. They have not, they will tell …

Immune System

Face immersion in cold water induces prolongation of the QT interval and T-wave changes in children with nonfamilial long QT syndrome.

1999 May 15;83(10):1494-7, A8.<p>1Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan.<p>Abstract<p>We investigated the relation …

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How Australia's PM went swimming 50 years ago and vanished forever

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Australia's Prime Minister Mr Harold Holt is missing."<p>They were the words that echoed from television sets and radios across Australia on December 17, 1967 -- the day Holt stepped into the surf at Cheviot Beach near Melbourne and was never to be seen again.<p>The Australian leader was …

Stepfather of boy who drowned in pool pleads guilty to manslaughter

The stepfather of a five-year-old boy found drowned in a pool at a water park has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence.<p>Paul Smith, 36, had denied any wrongdoing in relation to the death of Charlie Dunn but changed his plea partway through the trial at Birmingham crown court …

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Decompression Sickness

A 42-year-old man presented to the emergency department with palpitations, arthralgias, and vomiting 2 hours after scuba diving to a depth of 26 m. …

Unintentional drowning: Role of medicinal drugs and alcohol. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Alcohol is a well-known risk factor in unintentional drownings. Whereas psychotropic drugs, like alcohol, may cause psychomotor impairment …

Immersion deaths and deterioration in swimming performance in cold water. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>General hypothermia (deep body temperature <35 degrees C) has been implicated in immersion-related deaths, but many deaths occur too …

Cold shock and Swimming Failure

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‘Autonomic conflict’: a different way to die during cold water immersion? - Shattock - 2012 - The Journal of Physiology

Tiina M. Ikäheimo, Cardiovascular diseases, cold exposure and exercise, <i>Temperature</i>, (1), (2018).<p>James Winter, Michael Tipton and Michael J. Shattock, …

WHO: Global report on drowning 2014

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Tasty Morsels of EM 125 – #FRCEM Diving & Altitude

I’m entering a few months prep for the UK and Ireland exit exam in Emergency Medicine: the FRCEM. I’ll be adding lots of little notes on pearls I’ve …

Douglas Waymark dies attempting to swim English Channel

<b>A man has died during an attempt to swim the English Channel as part of a gruelling triathlon.</b><p>Douglas Waymark, 44 from Cheltenham, got into difficulty about half way across, 12 nautical miles from Dover.<p>The coastguard received a radio call from a support vessel at about 21:20 BST on Monday.<p>A search …

Drowned Churchstoke man 'fought to save daughter'

<b>A father drowned trying to save his 10-year-old daughter when they were caught in a strong current while on holiday in Italy, an inquest has heard.</b><p>Simon Pearson, 47, from Churchstoke, Powys, died at the Lido Bosco Verde beach in Ostuni on 18 July.<p>He had been swimming with his daughter and …

Teenagers who filmed and laughed as disabled man drowned had no legal duty to save him, experts say

Teenagers who laughed while filming a disabled man as he drowned instead of rescuing him had no legal obligation to help, according to experts.<p>Police …

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3.-AIR EMBOLISM IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY. PROF. GARFIA.A

<b>3.- AIR EMBOLISM AND DEATHS SCUBA DIVING IN SPAIN (SCUBA DIVING DEATHS IN SOUTH SPAIN).</b> <b><br>PROF. GARFIA.A</b><p><b>Deaths associated with scuba diving have become</b> …