Has anyone drowned before in water? What was it like?

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    Dec 30, 2013 7:56 PM GMT
    Just wondering how the physical and mental processes go when you drown. I just watched a show (breaking bad)) where a lady submerged herself in the pool to commit suicide and I've heard that once the convulsions of inhaling water is gone, that there is some sort of peace till you go unconscious. Same thing as in the movie Abyss where the diver is given oxygenated fluids to breathe without a tank. Anyone survive a drowning and remember details?
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    Dec 30, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    Has anyone drowned before in water? What was it like?

    bradomo saidJust wondering how the physical and mental processes go when you drown.

    drown |droun|

    verb [ no obj. ]
    die through submersion in and inhalation of water: she drowned in the pond | (be drowned) : two fishermen were drowned when their motorboat capsized.
    • [ with obj. ] deliberately kill (a person or animal) by submerging in water: he killed his wife then drowned himself in a fit of despair


    I'm not sure how a person drowns and gets to tell anyone about it afterwards. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 31, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    I must have blocked "Art" for bad posts in the past.
    Thanks for your response. I guess it is not a peaceful process overall. Glad you are alive.
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    Dec 31, 2013 1:55 AM GMT
    Although the movie sucked, the book The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea, by Sebastian Junger was riveting. At one point he spends a page and a half describing what it's like to drown. I really recommend the book.
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    Dec 31, 2013 3:36 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidI guess I was drowning. My trusted Merriam Webster defines drown as suffocation but not immediate death. Art should cite the authority.

    Gladly. Mirriam-Webster online:

    drown verb ˈdrau̇n
    : to die by being underwater too long and unable to breathe
    : to hold (a person or animal) underwater until death occurs


    DrownING has a different meaning. You asked: Has anyone drowned before in water? What was it like?

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drown
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    Dec 31, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    I think all forms of death are peaceful once you get past a certain point in the process. All necessary things in life are designed to be pleasurable.......eating.....sex....so I'm sure death is no exception.
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    Jan 01, 2014 12:26 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI think all forms of death are peaceful once you get past a certain point in the process. All necessary things in life are designed to be pleasurable.......eating.....sex....so I'm sure death is no exception.

    Ok, let's try sawing off your head with a dull butter knife. icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 01, 2014 5:11 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Ok, let's try sawing off your head with a dull butter knife. icon_twisted.gif


    LOL!
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    Jan 01, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Scruffypup saidI think all forms of death are peaceful once you get past a certain point in the process. All necessary things in life are designed to be pleasurable.......eating.....sex....so I'm sure death is no exception.

    Ok, let's try sawing off your head with a dull butter knife. icon_twisted.gif



    Key part of my statment: "...once you get past a certain point in the process."
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:17 AM GMT
    I fell off a raft when I was three and it wasn't pleasant. I was panicking and kicking for the surface and all I could see above me were air bubbles escaping my lungs. It wasn't a fun experience.
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    Feb 04, 2014 4:45 AM GMT
    Asphyxiation is not a great feeling. I was in a raft and the tarp wouldn't come off and I was PANICKING. I NEVER want that feeling again, which is why I am not the happiest person when it comes to swimming; it just reminds me of my drowning sensation.