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Pediatric Wilderness Recreational Deaths

Document Date: December 22, 2006
Document Source: Pediatrics Journal
Document: NEWMAN_1-1
Lori M. Newman
Linda Quan
Eileen J. Klein
Catherine D. Shubkin
Douglas S. Diekema
Posted:  December 21, 2006

“Results: Of 40 cases meeting inclusion criteria, 90% involved male subjects and 83% of victims were 13 to 19 years old. Hiking (33%), swimming (20%), and river rafting (10%) were the most common activities. Death was most often by drowning (55%) or closed head injury (26%).