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yeah but what i mean is...you cant die from holding your breath. your body stops you after however long.

so, if you just hold your breath and shove your face in a puddle/bucket/lake/whatever...you wont die.

you'd need to be forced under/trapped etc.

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But when he stuck his head in the bucket and starting inhaling water, his body would have naturally pulled it's head out of the water with some vigour and started coughing it up. He would need somebody to hold his head under.

Not necessarily, you can force your body to do some very uncomfortable things if you want to.

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You don't drown from holding your breath, you drown by breathing water into your lungs.

Not strictly true. There is such a thing as "dry drowning".

Basically the larynx goes into spasm when water tries to enter the lungs, sometimes this doesn't relax until after death so the victim's have no (or very little) water in their lungs.

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Not strictly true. There is such a thing as "dry drowning".

Basically the larynx goes into spasm when water tries to enter the lungs, sometimes this doesn't relax until after death so the victim's have no (or very little) water in their lungs.

indeed. was reading about this the other day. some kid walking home from having been swimming...was walking through his door when he hit the deck and was rushed to hospital.

HE DIED INSTANTLY...THE NEXT DAY.

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