How to prevent an injury jumping into water
There are certain activities that you may find on holiday where you can jump from high points into bodies of water. This is an adrenalin fueled experience that many people take part in, and enjoy as a safe but thrilling addition to their holiday activities. As the holiday season approaches, you may find yourself in a place where this type of activity is available, and you may want to take part.
Remember that you can sustain a whiplash injury in Alness if you jump from a high spot without being properly prepared. Guides and tour operators should provide training before you take part, but in some places this does not happen. If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Alness and feel that it is the fault of your holiday provider, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk about making a compensation claim. Here is how to protect yourself if you do take part in this activity.
Make sure that the location is suitable
Often these activities will take place on cliffs or large rock formations. Watch other people do it first, and look over the cliff to ensure that there aren’t any rocks too far out which you could fall against on your way down.
Make sure the water is deep enough
Falling from a great height into shallow water can cause broken bones, or a severe head injury which could kill you. Swim out to the area where you will land and check that it is deep enough, much too deep for you to put your feet on the ground.
Jump towards a target
Don’t just plummet straight down as you can still catch yourself on the rocks, but look towards a target far away and jump towards this.
Place your hand under your chin to avoid whiplash injury in Alness
If you place your hand under your chin then this stops your head from being thrown backwards or forwards as you hit the water, causing a whiplash injury in Alness.
Put one hand over your crotch and clench your buttocks
Falling from a great height into water can be very painful and even cause internal injuries as one of the first places that hit the water will be your sensitive undercarriage. Make sure that you are protected as you jump.
Move your hands and legs apart in the water
As soon as you hit the water, move your hands and feet apart and start to move them backwards and forwards as this will slow your ascent into the water. This should stop you hitting the bottom of the water too hard, and also stop you falling too far down so that you are struggling to breathe by the time you hit the surface.