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Hypothermia Can Still Be a Problem in Florida


Hypothermia isn’t just a concern for those living in cold-weather states. It can also be a serious problem for Floridians, especially if you spend time on the water. And you might be surprised to know that a person can develop hypothermia in water that is well above freezing.

What Is Hypothermia?

Hypothermia is a life-threatening condition where your body loses heat faster than it can produce it and your internal temperature falls below 95 degrees F. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the most common way that people in Florida develop hypothermia is by falling off a boat into water that is cooler than their body temperature and remaining there for an extended period of time.

How long can the average person survive after they’ve fallen overboard depends on a number of factor...

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