wet drowning

The usual form of drowning or near-drowning, in which the victim aspirates water that is seen during resuscitation or at post-mortem examination

wet drowning

Forensic pathology The usual form of drowning or near-drowning, in which the victim aspirates water, seen at the time of resuscition or at post-mortem examination. See Drowning. Cf Dry drowning.
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Coroners will find the lungs of the typical wet drowning victim large and bulky, completely occupying their respective cavities, with a brick red appearance and large quantities of foamy edema.
Foam often exudes from the nose or mouth of victims of wet drownings.