You Need to Know This Helpful Survival Advice

When you and your car quickly start to sink in water

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Everyone knows of both its importance, and its life-saving qualities for us humans.

Yet, water equally has its dark side to it just as easily.

Water can save a life, but can also take a life too.

Here are some sobering examples:

If a person is submerged after breathing in water for 4 to 6 minutes without resuscitation, it will result in brain damage and eventually death by drowning.

indicate that a person can drown in 1 milliliter of fluid for every kilogram they weigh. So, a person weighing around 140 pounds (63.5 kg) could drown after inhaling only a quarter cup of water.

A person can drown on dry land hours after inhaling water in a near-drowning incident. This is what’s known as secondary drowning.

Children under 5 years old face an extremely significant risk of drowning… children don’t need to be in deep water to drown. It can occur even in shallow water.

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Psychiatric Nurse Writer. Owner of Creative Passions, The Shortform, No Shame, World of Fiction publications, and co-editor for The Chocolate River.