The Truth Behind Dry Drowning

A story relating to “dry drowning” has permeated social media in recent weeks, for good reason. The story seems to be out of a parent’s worst nightmare. A child who swam a few days earlier dies suddenly with water in his lungs and some physicians refer to the incident as “dry drowning”. Many of the stories and articles continually shared about the incident contain misinformation. Integrity Urgent Care is here to help you separate fact from fiction. Medically, there is no such thing as dry drowning.