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Successful resuscitation after drowning in a home swimming pool

William L Darvall and Shelton Smith
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (11): 694.
Published online: 7 December 2009

To the Editor: Two 35 cm long blue-tongue lizards live in the rockery above my home swimming pool (water temperature, 19ºC). While cleaning the pool, I was shocked to see one of them floating motionless on the surface, but with its head held out of the water. Rescue with a net revealed a sluggish but healthy lizard, that slowly crept into the ground cover.

  • William L Darvall1
  • Shelton Smith2

  • Goddard Veterinary Group, London, UK.


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