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What determines the length of time a person can stay alive in cold water?

-Temperature of the water
-Physical condition if the survivor
-Action taken by the survivor

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What does the acronym HELP stand for?

Heat Escape Lessening Position

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What are some factors that increase chances of hypothermia and other cold water injuries?

-Prolonged exposure to cold water temperatures
-Sea spray
-Air temperature
-Wind chill

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What are some preventive measures for water survival?

-Put on as much warm clothing as possible
-Put on a PFD
-Avoid entering water if possible
-Before entering water button up clothing, turn on signal lights