FALLING WATER IN WADERS - WHAT TO DO?

Falling into water with waders on cause shock and stress. Clothing worn in the water has a resistance that makes swimming more difficult.

Today, we're going to tell you how to adopt the right moves for remaining safe at the shore.

FALLING WATER IN WADERS - WHAT TO DO?

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU FALL INTO WATER?

Don't panic

The shock of the immersion will be unsettling and disorienting. Specific feelings, discomfort in moving or even the physical effort required to stay afloat can cause stress.  You must, at all costs, remain calm and try not to fight so you avoid quickly tiring.

Put yourself on your back and let yourself float

Do not try to reach the shore by swimming. Staying on your back allows you to float and regain control. Look around you for the closest place to get back to shore.

Move closer to the shore by swimming with your arms.

Do not try to swim against the current. Let yourself drift to a calmer area so you can get out.

Using of a life jacket makes the situation less critical and stressful and allows you to maintain your strength for longer.

If you have already fallen into the water with waders, feel free to share your experience in the comments section.