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….. this happens, the body enters survival mode, closing down non-essential functions, including the supply of blood to the limbs. As a result, the person’s movements will become uncoordinated and clumsy. A failure to address the loss of body heat will result in a continued slow down of body functions, eventually leading to death.
Tomorrow we will look at the things to look out for as someone becomes hypothermic.
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