Hypothermia

In the framework of the 20th anniversary of the movie Titanic, people are still wondering how the passengers of the Titanic died? Was it due to a blow or drowning?

Over the years, researchers have revealed that the causes of death were hypothermia and exhaustion.

In this case, the temperature of the waters is -2ºC and during the night more descend.

 

Hypothermia

The temperature is considered normal when it is around 37ºC and it is hypothermia when it is lower than 28ºC.

More than half of the deaths that occur in the sea or lakes are from hypothermia and not from drowning.

When the human body remains more than 10 minutes in the water with a temperature of 10ºC, the first symptoms of hypothermia appear: bluish skin coloration and chills.

At 15 minutes the mobility of the limbs is lost and at 30 minutes the consciousness is lost. Death occurs approximately at 45 minutes.

When the passengers of the Titanic threw themselves into the sea they had no escape and death was certain.


Video Medicine: Emergency Hypothermia-Mayo Clinic (May 2021).