How to save your life in freezing waters

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Ahoy, Sailor!

Remember the cause of Jack’s death on the epic movie Titanic? Yes, he had suffered from hypothermia and eventually left Rose missing him for a lifetime.

Mayo Clinic defines hypothermia as a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. The body’s normal temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C). When it drops below 95 F (35 C) however, you’re life is already in danger.

Due to hypothermia, the victim’s heart, nervous system and other organs can’t work normally. If left untreated, hypothermia can eventually lead to complete failure of the heart and respiratory system and to death.

Protect yourself

The Immersion Suit is a life-saving appliance which covers your whole body and maintains its temperature at a comfortable level when immersed in water. It can protect you in situations where the danger of hypothermia is great, thereby increasing your chances of survival.

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SIZES:
Universal Adult
WEIGHT: 55-95 Kg
HEIGHT: 160 – 190 cm
Xlarge Adult
WEIGHT: 85 – 130 Kg
HEIGHT: max 205 cm

Remember, the time of emergency is not the time to learn how to don your immersion suit correctly. The regulation requires you to don it in just 2 minutes actually.

Should we stress more below cliche?

 

Learn how to don your immersion suit  properly in 9 simple steps. Practice makes perfect! 🙂

 

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