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Why does a rear naked choke make a person pass out and not die but if someone uses a plastic bag over a persons head or covered the other persons mouth and nose at the same time they die?

Hi Omar
 If the oxygen intake is completely cut off for an extended period, a person dies from lack of oxygen to the brain. I do not know much about rear naked choked holds but if any choke hold is maintained long enough it would also cause death. In the case you mention I suspect that once the person passes out the hold is released or does not cut off the air supply completely


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Walter Hintz


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