Saturday, April 23, 2011

Story: Abitibi Lake / Lac Abitibi

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Abitibi Lake: 44.666667N -79.75W

Paul Stavert via form
Montreal - April 23, 2011

Coordinates: 48.666667, -79.75

I remember in my youth swimming in the freezing Canadian lakes in Abitibi. I was surprised how glacial waters, with a habituation phase, could turn mildly warm! Also the stories of how a kid at the daycamp, who had a phobia of water, fell in after his canoe was overturned. The autopsy showed he died of syncope, stopping of the heart from fear, not of drowning.



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