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Don’t let summer celebrations leave you ‘stone cold dead’

The Marine & Coastguard Agency have just launched their new film, which targets 18 to 29 year old males with a message about the dangers of cold water shock.  The new 40-second film aims to highlight the dangers of jumping or falling into water, especially after drinking, and reveals some stark dangers.

Even if the weather is warm, the waters around the UK remain extremely cold throughout the year.  If you fall into the water, you are likely to suffer from cold water shock – your breathing increases uncontrollably meaning that you are more likely to take water into your lungs and drown.

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Maritime & Coastguard Agency: Cold water shock short film

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