Near Drown

An instance in which a person has almost died as a result of not being able to breathe underwater. Near-drowning causes major systems in the body to shut down due to lack of oxygen and can result in several different complications including pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, brain damage, and in severe cases a permanent vegetative state. Immediately present symptoms of a near-drowning victim are cold/blue skin, abdominal swelling, vomiting, and shortness of breath.