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4-Year-Old Who 'Dry Drowned' Saves Another Boy's Life

2-year-old's parents heard about what happened to Frankie Delgado

(Newser) - After 4-year-old Frankie Delgado died days after swimming from what doctors suspect was a case of "dry drowning," his parents shared his story in the hopes of warning other parents. It worked: A 2-year-old boy in Houston might have met the same fate, were it not for the... More »

'Dry Drowning' Claims Young Boy

He had played in shallow water days before his death

(Newser) - On June 3, after several days of symptoms his family thought were related to a stomach bug, 4-year-old Texas boy "Baby Frankie" Delgado awoke suddenly several hours after complaining that his shoulders hurt and said "ahhh," his father recalls. Then, as his father watched in horror, the... More »

Toddler Almost Drowns ... Hours After Swimming

Secondary drowning can happen up to 24 hours after exiting pool

(Newser) - Hours after leaving a hotel pool in Kansas City, Mo., last weekend, 2-year-old Aliycea Sanders began to choke in her sleep, and her parents just happened to be nearby to notice water coming out of her nose and mouth. Because her mom had just seen a news segment on "... More »

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