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Danger! Thin Ice Safety

 Emergency Self Rescue – The 1-10-1 principle. Despite what most of you may think sudden immersion into icy water will NOT send you immediately into hypothermia and self rescue IS possible.  Dr. Gorden Giesbrect, a specialist in cold water immersion at the University of Manitoba summarizes what happens to us when we take the plunge through his 1-10-1 principle. 1 – You have ONE MINUTE to get your breathing under control.  When suddenly submerged the body experiences what is known as the cold water gasp reflex.  Involuntary gasping can […]

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