Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rick Mercer Gets Rescued

Last week, Rick Mercer, host of the appropriately named Rick Mercer Report, aired a segment where he tried a new rescue suit from Mustang Survival for cold water rescues. Dropped off in cold west coast water, he is plucked from the water by the crew of a Canadian Forces chopper. Although played for laughs, there's a few pointers for immersion strategies should you end up in the drink, and you'll get some idea of what a helicopter rescue might be like. Check out the video below:

And here's some bonus content. In the piece above, Rick plays a short clip of the time he was dunked into ice water to study the effects of cold water immersion and hypothermia. Here's that entire piece:

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