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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Beware of Cold Water in Pepper Pike

2/5/2022 (Permalink)

A cold pond Plunging into cold water of any temperature becomes dangerous if you aren’t prepared for what the sudden exposure can do to your body and brain.

Winter storms can bring in much snow, ice, and cold weather. After the storm subsides and spring starts to arrive. You may begin to think that the water in lakes or ponds are safe to enter. However, water that may seem warm, can be very cold and be very detrimental to your body. Do your best to stay dry and check with weather channels for safety.

What is Cold Water

According to Weather.gov, fifty-five-degree water may not sound very cold, but it can be deadly. Plunging into cold water of any temperature becomes dangerous if you aren’t prepared for what the sudden exposure can do to your body and brain. Warm air temperatures can create a false sense of security for boaters and beach goers, so if you are planning to be on or near the water, arrive knowing the conditions and how to protect yourself. Cold water drains body heat up to 4 times faster than cold air.

When your body hits cold water, “cold shock” can cause dramatic changes in breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. When Cold Shock and Hypothermia begin to impact your ability to think and act, lifejackets and floatation can create extra time for help to arrive or for you to get out of danger. Even the most experienced cold-water surfers, swimmers or boaters know to prepare for the conditions.

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