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Johnny Jackson, a 10-year-old American boy from South Carolina, died at home on Sunday from "dry drowning" more than an hour after going swimming and walking home with his mother. The sad event highlights a little known danger that parents and child carers should be aware of, that drowning can kill hours after being submersed in water.
Johnny's mother, Cassandra Jackson, told NBC News in a story broadcast on the TODAY show on Thursday that:
"I've never known a child could walk around, talk, speak and their lungs be filled with water."