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Cold Water Safety

Cold Water Shock - the facts

As the details of the tragic deaths of children falling through ice at a lake near Birmingham is released we'd like to share some important safety advice.

The term ‘cold water shock’ refers to a range of natural reactions that our bodies take to protect us when we enter cold water (although these reactions can sometimes work against us).

With cold water being anything from approximately the temperature of a swimming pool and below, we are not just talking about icy cold water here.

Read the full powerpoint presentation here


BBC News - Four children fall into icy lake near Birmingham


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