Near-drowning events aren't necessarily over once your child is out of the water - Amarillo.com

It’s a parent’s nightmare — a child in water suddenly gasping for air.

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In fact, secondary drowning and dry drowning could take up to 24 hours to detect, said Dr. Kerrie Pinkney, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit medical director at University Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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