Personal Welfare


Cold Water Immersion/Hypothermia - Survival and Rescue
Kent Benedict, MD, FACEP

"For this relief much thanks; 'tis bitter cold,
and I am sick at heart." - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1

The challenge of sailing small vessels is simply this: to get us from one point to another over the
water without adding to the discomfort or potential disaster by actually putting us into the water.
Especially cold water. This is not to say that swimming, kayaking, diving, surfing and all the other fun