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    Falling into Icy Water

    This is an excellent video on the bodies reaction to cold water and some very good ideas on how to get yourself out of a potentially bad situation.
    The recommended treatment of hypothermia is a little dated, but otherwise a good demonstration.


    Falling Through the Ice- Discovery Channel Canada filmed an outstanding video clip on what to do if you go through the ice into cold water. In the clip, Canadian scientist Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht purposely skis into a hole in the ice, and explains and demonstrates while in the water how to get out.


    http://www.exn.ca/video/?Video=exn20020325-icewater.asx

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    Thanks for the link... a lot of good info!
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    That's "Dr. Popsicle", he's pretty much the world expert on hypothermia.

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    That is some good stuff, thanks. I wonder if I could be as calm and collective in a real world situation.

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    Excellent Video

    Having been in similar cold water situations, both as a victim & a rescuer, the doctor's initial comments about staying calm and not thrashing about immediately after falling in are the most important. The initial shock can produce surprisingly strong panic.

    Experiencing what the cold shock is like in controlled conditions, such as the Seward Polar Bear Jump, goes a long way in learning how to get through those first couple of minutes.

    Thanks for posting that video.
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    Curt Harris
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