In Case You Drift Off a Waterfall

If you find yourself drifting off toward a waterfall, there is a way in order for you to survive the plunge. And don't think that since you're falling into water that it will cushion your fall.

The reason folks perish when they fall into water from a significant height is because the speed of the fall combined with the surface tension of the water makes it akin to landing on concrete. But with a waterfall, the force of the water coming down breaks some of that tension and makes for a “softer” landing. That said, it’s still a highly dangerous endeavor.

Despite the waterfall providing some buffer, it still exerts tremendous force that once you fall at the bottom, you might get crushed by the falling water and drown. But this infographic by Art of Manliness shows the proper technique for you to land safely and propel yourself away onto dry ground.

-via Nag on the Lake

(Image credit: Rio Hodges/Unsplash)

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