Rural residents often drown.
People in bucolic areas are nearly three times more odds-on to swamp than those who live in cities, a unexplored Canadian study finds. This may be because country residents are more likely to be around open water and less expected to have taken swimming lessons, according to the researchers at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto tablet. Their findings - from an critique of drowning incidents in the tract of Ontario between 2004 and 2008 - appeared recently in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education.
A lieutenant scrutinize by the St Michael's researchers found that most drowning incidents manifest itself in trade places, such as undefended water, recreation centers or parks. Even so, four out of five drownings happen without a witness, according to the study, which was published recently in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine breast. The researchers also found that bystanders act CPR in half of all drowning events, but only for one-third of all other cardiac arrests.