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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Fascinating (but, for a parent, scary):

The Instinctive Drowning Response — so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D. — is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010