One week after swimming on vacation, a 4-year-old boy from Texas died of an alleged “dry drowning”.
Dry drowning is a rare occurrence in which there is a delayed physical reaction to inhaling water.
Frankie Delgado was playing in the water, knee-deep, when a wave from a distant ship knocked him over and his head went under.
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“He had fun the rest of the day,” Delgado said. “I never thought nothing of it.”
The next evening, Frankie began to vomit and have diarrhea. He had similar symptoms before, diagnosed as a stomach bug, so they decided to treat him at home. Doctors now suspect these symptoms were the result of the water he had inhaled the day before.
A week later, Frankie took in a breath but didn’t exhale. That’s when he rushed him to the hospital.
After an hour, however, Frankie was sadly pronounced dead. Doctors told his parents that he died of “dry drowning.”
Delgado hopes to raise awareness about his son’s story.
“We’d never heard of [dry drowning],” the boy’s father said. “He had too much water in his lungs and that’s what sent him to Heaven.”
“This is real and this could happen to anyone,” he said. “I lost [Frankie] and I’ll never see him again.”
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