Kaelie (respicefinem08) wrote in little_details,

Hypothermia & Helicopter Crash in a Snowstorm

So I have a character, kind of like a delivery man on helicopter with emergency transportation and whatnot. After dropping off a doctor in a small town in Northern Canada, he's making his way back but runs into a snow storm and crashes. Obviously, the conditions of a snowstom aren't hard to secondguess, the guy falls unconscious after the crash. This is my first problem. I've looked up helicopter crashes and such, but if anyone has any firsthand experience of a plane crash (chopper crash would be EXCELLENT) and are willing to share, that would be nice. I'm guessing he hits his head on something (the controls maybe?).

Afterwards, a strange finds him and takes him back to his small/humble home (cliche, i know, i know) and I've looked up on different hypothermia treatment methods, but I'm wondering which is more effective and/or practical for this type of story, I've heard of just using bodyheat, I've heard moist and warm towels, I've heard warm baths.

I'm also wondering what kind of state the injured pilot would be in while he's coming out of unconsciousness and recovering, As in how coherent would his own thoughts and speech actually be? How would his body actually feel to him (severely aching or just numb or what, I don't know)

Any extra information that you think might help me would be fantastic

Thank you very much in advance!
Tags: ~helicopters, ~medicine: hypothermia, ~wilderness survival

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