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A person who died by drowning cannot be brought back to life by covering the body with salt

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A post is being shared widely on social media with a claim that a person who died by drowning can be brought back to life by covering the body with salt. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: A person who died by drowning can be brought back to life by covering the body with salt.

Fact: There is no scientific evidence to prove the claim. None of the suggested treatments for drowned persons include covering the body with salt. There are multiple instances in the past where people superstitiously covered the drowned dead persons with salt. However, none of them were brought back to life. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When we searched on the internet for any scientific backing to the claim made in the post, we could not find any credible evidence. None of the suggested treatments for drowned persons include covering the body with salt. Some of the methods suggested to treat the drowned people can be seen here, here, and here.

There are multiple instances in the past where people superstitiously covered the drowned dead persons with salt. However, none of them were brought back to life. Some of those news reports can be found here, here, here, here, and here.

To sum it up, a person who died by drowning cannot be brought back to life by covering the body with salt.

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