Survival Tips: What to do if you have failed under the ice
• Survival Tips: What to do if you have failed under the ice
Winter nature - a real wonderland! But if you go too far to the magnificent shining mirror-like surface of the lake or the river, you can suddenly hear crackling under his feet and suddenly find themselves in the water. We hope that you will not happen, but just in case, better to know what to do to stay alive.
If you have failed under the ice, try not to panic.
from the icy water you first breath away. Do not make meaningless movements. Focus and take your breath under control.
Do not remove clothing. Despite the common misconception, it is not so much drawn to the bottom. It may even save air layers that help you stay afloat.
Turn around - usually the easiest way back - the one to which you came. Chances are that the ice in the direction of the strongest.
Place both hands on the ice surface. If you have a sharp object, use it to catch on.
Begin to work actively legs to the lower part of the body in the water in horizontal position.
Pull your body up and forward, lean on your elbows to clothing with water glass.
Sliding movements move from the hole in the ice, keeping the horizontal position; that way you distribute your weight over a larger surface, so that the ice is not broken again.
Roll away sideways from dangerous places.
Once in the security, try to get there as quickly as possible in a warm, dry place and keep warm.
Note: after the fall into the icy water you have ten minutes to as long as your muscles are not onemeyut so that you will no longer be heard. An hour later, you will lose consciousness.
If you can not get out on their own, try at least to keep above water the upper half of the body. Then your clothes primorznet to the ice edge, helping you to stay afloat.
And of course, the safest way to survive - not to go on the ice is unreliable.