The Damsel In Dis Dress (elle_cosette) wrote in little_details,
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Death by hanging

I have read a person could be hanged, and cut down soon enough to survive. From what I've learned, survivability depends on the method of hanging...because some drops would break the person's neck or completely sever the spinal cord. Assuming that a person is hung on a gallows, where a board is slid out from beneath their feet, would this result in them being choked to death rather than suffering a broken neck?

How long could a person hang like this and still survive if they were cut down? 30 seconds or so?

Afterwards I am assuming that person would have a very sore neck...perhaps difficulty breathing or swallowing for some time.
Tags: ~hanging, ~medicine: injuries (misc)
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