# How Long Would You Survive In Cold Water?

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### If you fell into ice water, how long do you have before you freeze to death?

• A.

• B.

About 20 minutes. After that your blood will be so thick you will freeze to death.

• C.

About one hour before you turn into a Popsicle.

• D.

You won't freeze to death because you will loose consciousness and die from drowning first.

D. You won't freeze to death because you will loose consciousness and die from drowning first.
Explanation
The rule is 1-10-1. It will take about 1 minute to get the involuntary gasping under control, you will then have about 10 minutes of meaningful movement and after 1 hour you will lose consciousness. Once you lose consciousness or are unable to keep your mouth above water, you will drown. So before you can freeze to death, you will die from drowning.

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• 2.

### Select all of the following temperatures of water that can cause hypothermia

• A.

80 degree water

• B.

70 degree water

• C.

60 degree water

• D.

40 degree water

• E.

33 degree water

B. 70 degree water
C. 60 degree water
D. 40 degree water
E. 33 degree water
Explanation
Water below 80 degrees will eventually cause hypothermia. The colder the water is, the less time it takes to develop hypothermia. 75 degree water could take 12 hours or more to induce hypothermia

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• 3.

### A person can die from the initial shock of really cold water immersion?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
It is very rare but it can happen. The shock can interfere with the rhythm of the heart and cause a fatal heart attack.

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### When falling into ice water, the water may splash into the mouth or throat and cause your epiglottis may spasm closed. (The epiglottis is the cartilage flap that keeps liquid out of your lungs when you drink.)  If the spasm lasts long enough you will "drown" because the airway to your lungs is closed.  This type of drowning is called?

Dry Drowning
Dry
to dry drown
dry drown
WTF drowning
Explanation
It sounds freaky and it is highly unlikely but it is possible and it has happened.

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• 5.

### Have you ever fallen into ice water?  Describe what it felt like

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