Teen Dies After Heart Suddenly Stops While Taking Bath
An 18-year-old girl from the UK was found dead in her bathtub after her heart stopped beating.
BBC News reports that Amber Rummels was found underwater in her tub at her home in Cardiff, Wales. Her mother, Anita Lewis, found the young girl and pulled her out before administering CPR.
Emergency personnel managed to revive her and get her heart beating, but, she sadly died four days later at the hospital. Following an autopsy, the Coroner said that Amber may have died from a hypoxic brain injury due to sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, aka SADS.
SADS occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. Most cases are related to abnormal heart rhythms. Cases typically occur in younger people who are not aware of a heart problem.
Her father Steven Rummels said that, “Amber was a strong character. She was fun and caring and we will all miss her dearly.”