OverviewDrowning may occur wherever there is water, whether it is only a few inches in the bottom of the tub or thousands of feet in the ocean. People should be aware of life-saving techniques from rescue to resuscitation.
Update Date 1/12/2015
Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.