Cold water blamed for swim death

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A 56-year-old Swedish woman is likely to have died of a rare condition called “acute pulmonary oedema” – a buildup of fluid in the lungs – that can hit you when swimming in cold water. She was swimming with dolphins off New Zealand, when she started having problems with breathing, and died despite of doctors fighting to save her life. The coroner still rules the decision to go into the water reasonable, even though she suffered from suffered of breath, but calls for improved equipment and first aid practices on snorkeling boats. Read The Marlborough Express.

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