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It's been confirmed by science that the younger generation suffers from outdoor deficit disorder.  Too much screen time, not enough time outdoors.  They lack the outdoor experiences that lead to an understanding of how dangerous natural forces can be.  

 

It's a good time to post the Rule of 50 (in addition to JimP's statement): If someone is in 50 °F (10 °C) water for 50 minutes, he/she has a 50 percent better chance of survival if wearing a life jacket.    

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6 hours ago, Captain Tuttle said:

It's been confirmed by science that the younger generation suffers from outdoor deficit disorder.  Too much screen time, not enough time outdoors.  They lack the outdoor experiences that lead to an understanding of how dangerous natural forces can be.  

 

It's a good time to post the Rule of 50 (in addition to JimP's statement): If someone is in 50 °F (10 °C) water for 50 minutes, he/she has a 50 percent better chance of survival if wearing a life jacket.    

Life jacket also makes it a lot easier for search and rescue to find your body. 

 

The 1-10-1 Rule is pretty good as well, get your breathing under control in the first minute, then you have about 10 minutes of functioning control over your body to survive, then another hour before hypothermia incapacitates you. 

http://www.coldwaterbootcamp.com/pages/1_10_60v2.html

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On 4/29/2021 at 8:53 PM, johnysmoke said:

Life jacket also makes it a lot easier for search and rescue to find your body. 

 

The 1-10-1 Rule is pretty good as well, get your breathing under control in the first minute, then you have about 10 minutes of functioning control over your body to survive, then another hour before hypothermia incapacitates you. 

http://www.coldwaterbootcamp.com/pages/1_10_60v2.html

I didn't know the 1-10-1 rule.  I hope I never have to use it.  

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On 4/24/2021 at 7:36 AM, Joe G said:

Could be me, but I find this drowning off Cranes Beach just a tad odd. 

 

Pieces don't fit.  Cold, windy conditions....no wet suit.....2 mile round trip swim....backpack left on beach.....swimming across current.  

 

 

 

I instantly though suicide when I read the details

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