Lifelines: Hypothermia Myths And The Truth About Cold Water (Video)
Soundings Magazine's regular contributor, Mario Vittone dives deep on cold water immersion in this post on his lifelines blog
Mario Vittone is a retired U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer, who for 22 years rescued boaters in distress from the turbulent waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. He served two tours as a rescue swimmer at Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and one at Air Station New Orleans, Louisiana. Vittone was also an instructor and course developer at the Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City before retiring in 2013. An expert in immersion hypothermia, drowning, sea survival and safety at sea, he today writes and lectures on boating safety and search-and-rescue topics for popular print publications.
LIFELINES: Safety And Rescue At Sea will be Vittone's weekly blog for Soundings, sharing what he's learned about planning ahead, to better ensure that all your adventures afloat have happy endings.