Can humans cry underwater?

Can humans cry underwater?

Cindy Oyervides, reporter

     Crying underwater is a concept that confuses a lot of people because while you are underwater, you can’t really open your mouth to breathe. A lot of people open their mouths as they cry, but some do not. This is one of the main reasons why people get conflicted and confused when trying to understand how this concept can or can’t work.

     When you cry, tears fall from your eyes and run down your face; when you’re underwater and try doing this, it won’t work out this way. A person can let the tear fall from their eye but it won’t really run down their face, it will just mix in with the rest of the water. It might feel like they are crying but without the tear, you won’t be able to see it. This isn’t really the full crying experience because one of the major components is missing-the heavy breathing.

    Thinking about something which can lead a person to becoming overwhelmed can cause a person to cry. This feeling causes people to breathe heavily or at least breathe more heavily than their normal breathing. When a person breathes like this, they open their mouth for air. If you are underwater and try doing this without any sort of gear or protection, your mouth will become filled with water. After doing this for a little bit, it can and will lead to drowning.

     While it is possible to cry underwater, the likelihood of drowning is very high. If a person uses the correct gear that would allow them to breathe, they could do this properly while not having to worry about drowning. If goggles are worn, the tear would also be able to run down a person’s cheek. Therefore, it is possible to do it with the right gear but without it, a person will most likely drown.