TITLE

SAFETY: COLD WATER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article gives a couple of tips for boating in cold rivers safely in Alaska. Immersion in extremely cold water can be incapacitating within seconds. Breathing is hard to control and one can easily inhale water. Experts say that cold water hitting the back of the throat can actually cause the heart to stop beating. Meanwhile, falling into a glacial or northern river can have extreme consequences. The body goes limp in the cold water; and causes breathing difficulty.
ACCESSION #
19117094

 

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