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Drowning (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

All drowning victims require an emergency 911 call.

Even though the majority of drowning victims are revived with first aid, all these victims require activation of the emergency medical services and evaluation by a health care professional. Complications of the drowning event may take time to develop and their presentation may first be noticed hours after the drowning episode.

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