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Parents take extra precautions to prevent secondary drowning

by Alix Hines
Jun 5, 2014


Summer is off to a warm start as more and more children are making a splash into Chicago's pools. Swimming safety is a is a priority for parents, however, few know about something called secondary drowning which can happen up to 48 hours after a near drowning incident.