An amazing interactive video made for a French outdoor clothing company (Guy Cotten) highlights what it is like to become stranded in open water and what happens to you over a shockingly short time. It is filmed from a first persons point of view and is incredibly vivid. If you stay afloat long enough (!) there is a scene that is most definitely not for the faint hearted, you have been warned!
You will never go on a boat again without a lifejacket after taking part in this interactive video. Link below. I have also added a link to a video preview for those who are too afraid to actually try the actual video :-)
Lifejackets can make all the difference; once you have the person out of the water, it goes back to the good old basic life support and ABC principle that is so easy and so essential to learn. Care for the submersed/drowned individual is discussed in the 'Bumps and Bruises Course' on offer from Resus Andy - Life Support Tuition contact us for details
Video preview http://youtu.be/GT-GPmX60GA
Link to interactive video "Sorti en Mer" (A trip to sea) http://sortieenmer.com