American Boating Association — Handling hypothermia
from American Boating Association
Even on warm days, midwinter waters can be cold enough to kill. Hypothermia, the lowering of body temperature, isn't something that happens only to people who fall overboard; in fact, you don't even have to get wet. But a good soaking greatly enhances the process by which the victim loses heat, and that process has to be interrupted and then reversed in order for the internal temperature to return to normal operating levels. Learn how to aid a victim of hypothermia.
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