Originally Posted by watermock
you might of heard my idocy on ice...we are goofing around and I go cast off a shelf like a moron and the lure gets stuck, expensive lure, so i try to retrieve it like an idiot. The shelf breaks off, but miraculously I roll on to the shelf...then think I want my rod back so the shelf breaks off again...so I go back in the icy water at 11,000 feet...I knew I was going to die, and take it what you will, I felt a force lift me out again. Or help me...the car was only 100 yards away but by the time I got there I was in shock. I turned the car heater on and went into violent shaking and took amy clothes off and my GF stripped and gave me her clothes while I was violently shivering.
It's was rather funny me driving in women's clothes with the GF basically naked in bra and panties. I stopped shaking enough to drive but it was a funny sight.
Hypothermia is a scary situation for sure. I made the mistake of staying up in a tree one deer season while it was raining & 34 degrees. I was 12, and my clothes were not waterproof. By the time I realized that I needed to get down to avoid freezing, I could not control my muscles very well... and I had no ability to grip whatsoever. I fell out of the tree on the way down and broke my leg. I remember thinking I would die.... luckily my dad was out in the same area, and heard me crying for help.