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What is dry drowning?

Rare incident killed Texas boy days after swimming
Posted at 6:37 AM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 08:37:20-04

This week, a 4-year-old boy from Texas died days after swimming. His death was ruled the result of dry drowning.

Dry drowning — a rare medical event that accounts for about 1 percent of all drowning incidents — typically happens hours after a person has inhaled water.

It affects children more often than adults.

Symptoms include chest pain, persistent coughing, vomiting and extreme fatigue.

Watch the video above for more information on dry drowning, including what to do if you see symptoms.

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.