The present study is a retrospective research undertaken to study the fatal cases of drowning at the mortuary of department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. The duration of the study was 12 years (1993-2004). Total number of autopsy during the study period was one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (1917) out of which fifty eight (58) were deaths due to drowning (3.03%). Accidental drowning was the most common form of drowning. Male victims predominated. Age group commonly involved was 11 -20 years. In majority of the cases (67.2%) the incident occurred during day time and in rainy season. More than three-fourths of the victims drowned in fresh water. Overwhelming majority of the victims (91.4%) died immediately after the incident.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 01-04-2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine