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Emergency medicine

A near drowning at the beach

Gordian Fulde, Sascha Fulde

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Abstract

A young overseas student found floating face down in the surf is successfully resuscitated.

Article Extract

Oceans, lakes, rivers and backyard pools are part of the Australian way of life, and over 80% of the population live near the coast. Unfortunately, the number of drowning deaths per year is increasing. Certain groups have an increased risk, as shown in Table 1.

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