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Staying Alive in Cold Water (1-10-1)

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:01+00:00 October 24th, 2010|Boating Safety, Survival, Water Safety|

I couldn’t feel my hands anymore and using them was impossible. The shivering was uncontrollable and violent. “That’s a good sign,” I thought to myself. I remembered from my studies of hypothermia that shivering stops before you lose consciousness. “If I’m still shivering than I’ll live for a while longer”, I reasoned. But mostly I was wondering about how I got myself into that mess.