by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

In my post “How to Survive If You Fall Into Cold Water,” I wrote about what to do if you fall through the ice. My second-born, Beth Nelson—a paramedic in Alaska—sent me this YouTube video after she read that post. She used to teach EMTs and said she’d show this to her students.

Please have everyone in your family read my post and watch this video. Doing both may seal the techniques better in your memory. You could use many of them for any fall in cold water, such as a tumble out of a boat. Every state in the union has had cold-water drownings.

The video, from Discovery Channel Canada, is very entertaining. I mean, anyone who’d purposely get in ice-cold water ….

Meet Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, also known as Dr. Popsicle.