How to survive in the icy water

Recently we've shown you a number of rescues from the frozen waters across the country. But what do you do when it actually happens to you?

Falling into frozen water sends your body into cold shock. One researcher known as "Doctor Popsicle" explains that you have to get your breathing under control, and fast, because it's a race against hypothermia.

"You first start gasping and hyperventilating and breathing way more than you need to," said Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht.

He offered more advice saying do not flail your arms, but keep them above water. Do not remove your clothing--by keeping your clothes on, they will help you stay afloat.

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