Does a Body Float after Drowning?


After drowning, a body will float as a result of natural buoyancy. Drowning is a type of death from asphyxia attributable to suffocation caused by water getting into the lungs and stopping the absorption of oxygen, finally leading to cerebral hypoxia.
Q&A Related to "Does a Body Float after Drowning?"
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