Cold Water Survival And First Aid
Here are a couple of tutorials about cold water survival in case you are interested.
Hopefully none of us will ever have to worry about it but you never know.
This information tells what you should do if you fall in or what first aid you should administer to someone who has fallen in.
Cold Water Survival
Hypothermia Prevention: Survial in Cold Water | Minnesota Sea Grant
Thank you for posting this information. That is why this time of year I wear a wet and survival suit, as
well as a change of clothes and extra life jacket. Have not had to use the extra clothes yet. In the
spring and fall I have practiced the proper deployment of my survival suit and righting the jet ski. I also
carry numerous other safety equipment and let others know where I am going, when I am leaving, check
in while I am out there and when I get back. My feelings go out to the families regardless of the
mistakes and bad decisions those individuals made. Hopefully some of the over crowded little boats
will learn a lesson.
You may also want to check out
Cold Water Boot Camp
The videos of the individuals hitting the cold water are very telling. One of them basically shows it's almost impossible to put on a lifejacket once you hit cold water. I also fish out by the bay bridge tunnel and many people, as you all know, don't where lifejackets.
Brain you should check on a dry suit, I wear one on my kayak and it is the way to go. I can swim in 40 degree water in mine and never feel the water on my skin.
Originally Posted by Jet Ski Brian
I have a mustang suit as well, but it get stiff and makes reentry tough on a kayak.
Cory, that is good advice. I have been looking, but have not made a decision on one yet. Thanks.
Great info, I learned a few things by reading those links. Everyone should take a look. Rick