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Who thought cramps could kill? Well, in this case they can. So first of all you need to float on your back to ensure that water doesn’t get into your lungs. Then, try to stretch your cramp by pulling your leg towards you or wait until it subsides.
If possible try to float on your back the same as we did for the cramp. If your head is below water then try not panic and conserve oxygen. Using your hand slide it down along your legs until you can get the algae off of you. Remember that struggling can make things a lot worse.
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Ok, this is very survivable. First, do not run to the bathroom! If you are in public, stay in public. Yes, we know, its embarrassing, but if you pass out you want people to see you. Second, if there is no one around you need to do the heimlich maneuver on yourself. This means slamming your stomach against a solid object like a chair…hard! The goal is to get the air in your stomach to compress and force the object out of your throat. If you only compress half-way then some air may escape with the food still in there. This would make consecutive attempts much more difficult.
First of all, don’t reach out for anything! It could easily start a rockslide (too late? Then go back to #1). Press your chin to your chest. Your head is important and you want to make sure it stays with your body right? If possible try to use your feet as breaks, and if not, you’ll be at base camp momentarily.
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After reading about the 25 most dangerous animals you should be aware of the dangers in being stung by one of these jellies. Get to shore immediately and spread sand over the stingers. Once it has dried out use a credit card or something similar to scrape out the stingers in one stroke. Whatever you do don’t rub them! This could cause more toxins to be released.