Four-year-old boy died mysteriously after swimming for a week, so be wary of these behaviors in summer swimming.

       CCTV News:With the coming of summer, swimming has become an outdoor sport choice for many people. Many people have had the experience of choking when swimming, and most of the time they can be relieved quickly by taking a rest, but they must not be careless, especially for children and some sensitive people, because there is a drowning method called secondary drowning, which is likely to occur only a few hours or even days after drowning, and once it occurs, it may be life-threatening.


Children swimming

       The Francisco couple from Texas, USA, are immersed in grief because their four-year-old son died not long ago. The doctor’s diagnosis shows that little Francisco died of secondary drowning, which may be caused by an accidental drowning while swimming a week ago. His father said in an interview that after coming out of the swimming pool, little Francisco said that he had abdominal pains, and he was accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea for the next few days, but his symptoms were getting better, so they didn’t care. It was not until he woke up one morning that little Francisco developed symptoms of suffocation and eventually died because of ineffective rescue.


Little Francisco and his son

       Different from common drowning asphyxia, the amount of water choked into the lungs during secondary drowning may not be enough to affect gas exchange, butIf the choking is swimming pool water containing chlorine,Edema may occur in children’s delicate lungs. If you inhale dirty water,Bacteria entering the lungs may also cause pneumonia and acute pulmonary edema.Then there are symptoms such as high fever, cough and difficulty breathing. People with bronchial sensitivity also need attention.

       News attracts attention to the timely rescue of two-year-old patients

       The news that little Francisco died of secondary drowning caught the attention of another father. Because his two-year-old son Gio had the same symptoms after choking in the community swimming pool not long ago, he quickly took the child to the hospital. After examination, the doctor confirmed his judgment and said that his son’s life would be in danger if he was one day late.



       [Extended reading]

       What is delayed drowning?

       Delayed drowning means that people do not die at the time of drowning, but die within 24 hours after drowning. The reasons are mostly secondary pulmonary edema, bronchitis or lung abscess.

       What is dry drowning?

       Not all drowning people have water in their lungs, and 10%-15% drowning people have no water in their lungs. This is because in the process of drowning, the throat spasm and glottis are closed, air and water can’t enter the lungs, and the drowning person suffocates because of lack of air, which eventually leads to death.

Summer swimming

Children swimming

       Matters needing attention in children swimming

       First, children should prepare lifebuoys and other equipment when swimming. Safety is the most important thing. Even older children, such as six or seven years old, should wear lifebuoys on their arms and waist to avoid choking when swimming.

       Second, although you don’t have to hold the child anymore, you or the coach should always pay attention to the child’s situation within a safe distance. Children should do a warm-up activity before entering the water, splash the water in the swimming pool on their bodies, slowly adapt their skin to the temperature of the water, and never put the children into the water rashly.

       Third, you should be patient. Sometimes a child may like playing in the water very much, but sometimes he may be very afraid of getting into the water. At this time, you should never force the child to get into the water until the child is ready.

       4. There should be signs of deep water area and shallow water area in the swimming pool, and it is best if there is a dividing line to distinguish them.

       5. Never find someone to look after your children temporarily, even if a lifeguard is present.

       6. Some children hate getting their faces wet. In this case, you can let your child try to put his head under the shower nozzle at home to get used to it.

       Seven, generally outside the swimming pool will be posted a "warm reminder" announcement, which has the water quality situation, which is also a regular swimming pool must be publicized, so parents should be careful not to ignore the water problem.