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H.E.L.P. - Heat Escape Lessening Posture

When you are alone, this position protects the body’s three major areas of heat loss (groin, head/neck, and rib cage/armpits). Wearing a life jacket allows you to draw your knees to your chest and your arms to your sides.

HELP posture

Huddling With Others

Huddling with other people in the water lessens the loss of body heat and is good for morale. Also, rescuers can spot a group more easily than individuals.

HELP huddle
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