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    1-10-1: Three Numbers That Could Save Your Life

    fileJenna and Jenessa, ages 6 and 7, were recently enjoying a sunny, cold Christmas Day in Hutchinson, Kansas, by playing outside. Not far away was a pond, frozen over for the winter. They walked out onto the ice to slide and skate around, as little children often do, until about 20 feet from shore the ice ruptured beneath them. Both girls plunged into the frigid waters. What would you do? How would you help them? If you fell into a frozen lake, how would you survive? Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, a ...

    Posted by Hovey WMI on January 11, 2012 2:13 PM & Tagged NOLS, WMI, Wilderness Medicine Institute, ice and rescue | permalink | Comments

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