A surfer was found drifting on his surfboard and collapsed at the beach. At arrival in the Emergency Room he was unconscious (Glasgow Coma Scale of 3), with a rectal temperature of 27.8°C. Invasive rewarming and resuscitation was successful in restoring sinus rhythm, after which he was admitted to the intensive care unit and eventually made a full recovery.

Case report: The management of accidental hypothermia; W G Headdon, P M Wilson, Harry R Dalton; BMJ 2009;338:doi:10.1136/bmj.b2085 (Published 10 June 2009)

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