As ice takes hold on waters to the north, anglers are venturing onto the hard water. Although many anglers look forward to this season, some forget about the inherent danger associated with it. Unfortunately, every year numerous anglers fall through the ice and all too often, some tragically parish. Before heading out, knowing a few simple precautions and understanding basic survival skills may make the difference between life and death.
FIGURE 1 - Tread water & control breathing
Let's first discuss the effects of cold water shock to the human body. When a person first falls thro... + read more
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