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Postby zetreque on June 30th, 2018, 11:48 pm 

We often see in movies and TV someone being washed ashore after a plane crash, ship wreck, whatever. I'm wondering how that works. Does that even work or is that even possible? What conditions must happen in order for that to be real? Would the person for instance need to have some debre to float on until they reach shore? Somehow I don't see someone just floating unconscious in the water until some day when they are washed on shore.
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Postby bangstrom on July 1st, 2018, 3:53 am 

Their bodies become bloated and rise to the top. This can happen quickly in warm water. Men usually float face down and women float face up.
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Postby zetreque on July 1st, 2018, 11:31 am 

bangstrom » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:53 am wrote:Their bodies become bloated and rise to the top. This can happen quickly in warm water. Men usually float face down and women float face up.

floating face down you would die. In the movies they are alive.
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Re: castaway

Postby edy420 on July 2nd, 2018, 5:37 am 

My uncle was stuck out at sea for three days straight, no debri.
He was eventually rescued, but I’m sure he would have been happy to find an island
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