Cold water survival
Cold shock (zero to 2 minutes): gasp reflex, uncontrolled breathing, hyperventilation, rapid heart rate.
The investigation into the sinking of the tall ship Bounty during Hurricane Sandy is far from complete, but documents obtained by Soundings shed some light on her night-long struggle to survive against overwhelming odds.
As the Coast Guard looks into the skipper’s decision to ‘squeeze around’ Superstorm Sandy, one question looms large: What was he thinking?
The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of the HMS Bounty amid hard questions about why the tall ship left New London, Conn., for St. Petersburg, Fla., as Hurricane Sandy — perhaps the largest storm ever to form in the Atlantic Basin — churned up the East Coast.
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