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Summit Medical Group Web Site
A week after getting knocked down by a wave while playing in the water , 4-year-old Frankie suddenly stopped breathing after having what seemed like a stomach bug. Dad Francisco Delgado Jr. The family said that doctors told them that the boy died of what the family referred to as dry drowning. Both dry and secondary drowning are extremely rare, but dangerous. They have different causes and symptoms. Both usually affect children, and they occur long after people have gotten out of the water.
What dry drowning looks like
We tell you what it is and why it is so lethal. Dry drowning occurs when a child — or sometimes an elderly person — swallows water that is lodged in the lungs while in a pool, tub or the sea, which produces a spasm in the throat after the fact. This happened to Frankie Delgado III pictured who was hit by a wave while playing in shallow water during a trip to Texas City Dike, a fishing and recreation area in Galveston Bay, for weekend festivities last May. Tara and Francisco Delgado said their son recovered and seemed normal. For almost a week he had behaved normally, and was always energetic while playing with his father.