Baby Drowns During Baptism Watch

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well done religion!
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(Original post by Mithra)
Since when do you start bleeding after ingesting water? Sounds like a completely different cause of death than drowing to me. Also I don't think drowning can have a delayed reaction...
This, it all sounds fishy
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Couldn't be bothered to read the article, but I presume it's a Baptist Church?

I.e. they believe that people should be baptised in a similiar way to Jesus did.

Let's be honest, they could've done the whole thing in a river. :yep:
It mentions in the OP that it was an Orthodox ceremony. I have actually been to some Orthodox Christenings and haven't seen any that were carried out in the manner described in the OP. Nevertheless, it seems ludicrous that the priest should make what is already a very traumatic experience even worse for the child. Baptism in a river would not have reduced the danger, because he would still be obstructing the airways of the baby.
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(Original post by kiss_me_now9)
Dry drowning can.
Just looked that up, ouch.
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That's terrible!
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That's awful
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(Original post by BandManDan)
Police in Moldova are investigating the death of a six-week-old baby who apparently drowned during his baptism. The boy's relatives said he died after swallowing water during the ceremony last Friday in a village.

In the Orthodox religion, babies are baptised by being briefly immersed three times in water.Priests hold the infant's mouths and noses.

Film shot by relatives shows the baby moving after being taken out of the font, but then suffering difficulty breathing as he is dressed. Twenty minutes later, he started bleeding from his nose and mouth and died.
You can swallow as much water as you like, you're not going to drown.

Bleeding isn't typical in drowning, pending other comorbidities.

Laryngospasm is a possibility, and it is more dangerous in children than adults, often leading to cardiac arrest if untreated. I suppose the bleeding could potentially come from ruptured capillaries as a result of the laryngospasm.

Generally though children do not have the panic-driven reflex to gasp for air when their airways are obstructed, so the child most likely would not have been panicked or have struggled. Who knows.
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Shocked honestly. The poor little guy.
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That's just bad, poor kid.
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Oh my God that's awful
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Oh my God that's awful

Intentional humour?
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Some heartless people here lol
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Holding your breath when you're underwater is an instinctive reaction, which means even babies must have it surely? You don't only get certain life-saving instincts when you're older.
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I stand corrected...
They can't breathe, but if you submerge new born babies in water they hold their breath :yep:
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I thought you only put water on their foreheads. And bleeding? Something's not right.
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Holding your breath when you're underwater is an instinctive reaction, which means even babies must have it surely? You don't only get certain life-saving instincts when you're older.
This is what I thought. But I think if you hold a babies mouth and nose and put it under the water, then lose your grip, their lungs might fill with water?
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i'm really concerned about people' reaction towards this

poor child/family.
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Dunked in holy water, then starts bleeding from the mouth and nose? They missed that bit out in The Omen.
Hah! I'm just about to watch The Omen
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Is it not common sense not to hold a baby underwater longer than it can handle?
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