Why do people always sink, panic and drown when they fall into cold water? NOT hypothermia asdeath was from Drowning...?
Why do people sink in cold water even though drowning was ruled as the cause of death, not hypothermia?
for example, we're talking near freezing, but someone who say falls off a bridge into the icy water. by instinct that person would scream and immediately begin struggling, but if he/she was tough, they'd try to get to safety, but within mere seconds after reaching only 5 metres of distance they wind up flailing, panicing,and drowning. they can be underwater for 30 minutes and then be rescued, but then they soon after die in hospital. the coroner always ruled the deaths as drowning, not hypothermia. so why do average, or even good swimmers drown in cold water when they can swim like fishes in warmer water yet in cold water it's like they never learnt how to swim? can cold water make them forget how to swim/swim properly? I get being in cold water for HOURS would make you feel NUMB, but mere moments? surely something must be wrong there?