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Scenario 9

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You are 20 miles downriver from Dawson. The river trail is hard and fast. It's daylight and about -30 C (about -22 F). All of a sudden you hear a CRACK, and your dogs are swimming. You get your sled stopped and ice hook set, but you realize the front half of the team broke through an ice shelf, and water is rushing around them. You realize that the pull of the water on the swimming dogs is threatening to pull the rest of your team and sled into the water. You jump into the chest-deep water and start lifting your dogs out onto what is left of the ice shelf.

  • Once you have all the dogs out, what do you do next? 
  • How long until you start feeling the wet and cold?

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