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Understanding dry drowning

Summer fun is punctuated by afternoons spent in the pool or diving through the waves of the ocean. With swimming being such a large part of warm weather recreation, people of all ages have acclimated themselves to drowning prevention measures.

While most people are familiar with the risks of drowning, they may have heard misinformation about conditions known as dry drowning or secondary drowning. Dry drowning and secondary drowning can occur after a person has exited the water. For  more information about this condition, see the June 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.