What is Hypothermia ?

What Is Hypothermia?

Hypothermia is a situation wherein there is an extensive loss of body temperature due to prolonged contact of the body with cold water, and the body’s normal metabolism and functions get affected.

A person will fall unconscious after 15 minutes in water with a temperature of 5 ̊ C.

Man overboard is an emergency, and the person overboard should be rescued as soon as possible. It might become difficult to locate him in case of strong waves or bad weather. He could also drown or die of hypothermia if action is delayed.

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