"Dry Drowning"

By: Courtesy WRDW.com
By: Courtesy WRDW.com

GOOSE CREEK, SC--- A 10-year-old boy is dead after drowning on dry land.

It happened when the little boy took a nap after swimming in a pool in Goose Creek, South Carolina -- near Charleston.

During his swim he apparently ingested a lot of water. But that water didn't go into his lungs until he went to sleep an hour later.

His mother said she never saw this coming. "I feel like someone reached in and grabbed my heart and just yanked it out."

Drowning can happen 72 hours after a child swallows a lot of water, so it's important to know the warning signs.

Shortness of breath, a persistent cough, lack of awareness, tiredness or anxiousness are all symptoms.

You should get the person to an emergency room as soon as possible.

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