Water Safety

Hypothermia

Dean Kent 3 x Olympian

Water Safety with Dean Kent

Hypothermia

Hypothermia, can effect all of us. It is avoidable if you don't take risks.  Hypothermia, occurs when the body's core temperature drops below the normal 35 degrees Celsius. This usually occurs when in and around water. Symptoms vary from feeling cool and shivering to clumsiness and appearing uncoordinated, even becoming irrational and confused. Often they will deny that there is a problem. If cooling continues, people will eventually lose consciousness, collapse and die. "Always wear suitable clothing" "Minimise body heat loss, for example wear a hat" and "Recognise the signs"