What must you do to escape a sinking car? Know how to keep yourself alive in the worst possible scenario!
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How to Escape a Sinking Car
We've had a lot of flooding here in Texas due to the recent rains, and unfortunately, there have been some deaths of people trapped in submerged vehicles. You may think it's a situation that could never happen to you, but the truth is it’s more common than you think.
Knowing how to escape from a sinking car could save your life someday.
Underwater Escape Tactics
What happens when a car is submerged in water? Alec Deacon wrote a great article about this very topic over at myfamilysurvivalplan.com.
Read the excerpt below, and click through to the full article to learn even more tactics for how to escape if you find yourself trapped in a car underwater.
When it comes to emergencies, you need to keep in mind that our plans, no matter how well organized and flexible, might fall through when least expected. That's why it's best to prepare for nearly anything that could happen, including worst-case-scenarios that you might deem as impossible right now.
One of these worst-case-scenarios is being in a car that's sinking in deep water. This is literally one of my worst nightmares that makes me wake up soaked in cold sweat.
So, naturally, I look up as much information as possible to get ready in the eventuality that, one day, some lunatic will force me to steer right to avoid a violent car crash… and I`ll end up in a lake or a river, trapped in my own car.
If it sounds paranoid, remember that it`s better to be safe than sorry. I think this is the one piece of advice you`d get from the ones who managed to escape a sinking car and got to keep living their lives together with their loved ones.
So take a few minutes to read this article, it might save your life one day.
First of all, here`s what you should NEVER do if you're trapped in a sinking car:
The fear of drowning is an incredibly common one. In fact, according to many people, it's the last way they would want to die.
Imagine the agony of being in a vehicle, unable to escape and rapidly running out of air to breathe. Don't let it happen to you.
Study these tips, practice them if you can, and learn how to escape a sinking car. These survival tips just might save your life someday.
Have you been in a sinking vehicle before? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 6, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.