Cason Milner

Summer 2010- Sea Island, Georgia Cason Milner and his brother, Whitner, were competing with each other by swimming the length of the pool while holding their breath. Whitner could hold his breath for over 3 minutes, but his little brother did not want his older brother to beat him. Whitner easily did the 2 lengths and Cason followed. However, when Cason got out of the pool he was blue with purple lips, and he felt totally fine not realizing his hypoxia. Little did Cason know that he was seconds away from blacking out. Unfortunately, Whitner lost his life the very next Spring during breath-holding exercises. Had there been more awareness and education about Shallow Water Blackout, Whitner’s life might have been spared.