Why the Terms Near Drowning, Dry Drowning, Delayed Drowning, and Secondary Drowning Should Not be Used

Outdated and incorrect information regarding drowning is being used in numerous sources online, and in traditional and social media. The Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI), a leader in the aquatic safety field, has released a position statement designed to clarify the correct definition and explain why the terms “dry,” “delayed,” “near” and “secondary” drowning should not be used. - April 10, 2015

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