Drowning can result in death from asphyxia usually due to suffocation or immersion in a liquid.
Impairment to breathing causes water to enter the lungs preventing the absorption of oxygen which leads to cerebral hypoxia.
Near drowning victims have been successfully resuscitated after being immersed in water without breathing for prolonged periods (especially in cold water). If resuscitation is required, continue until relieved by medical aid.
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