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Adventure sports activities and their risks for travelers


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It is very important to understand the travel and medical risk associated with adventurous sports activities. Travelers, love to participate in adventurous sports but they forget to get proper coverage that will cover them in case of any emergencies. Here are some travel and health risk for adventurous activities which will help you prepare for any emergency while traveling. Happy Traveling

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Adventure sports activities and their risks for travelers

  1. 1. Bungee Jumping Some of the common injuries include: eye trauma, rope burns, dislocations of the shoulder or hip, pinched fingers, back injuries, harnesses breaking, cords breaking and/or becoming disconnected
  2. 2. River Rafting If a traveler is injured on a whitewater rafting trip, they may be very far from any medical facilities and need an emergency evacuation to receive medical treatment
  3. 3. Jet Ski While jet-skiing seems very easy to learn, operational errors like losing control of steering, not wearing a life jacket or helmet and not knowing the right rules on the water can make jet skiing a very dangerous
  4. 4. Hiking Dangerous weather, falls, animal attacks, and even human attacks can all leave a trekking traveler in a bad situation. Injured hikers or trekkers must be airlifted to safety with a medically equipped helicopter
  5. 5. Skiing The number of fatalities each year hovers between 41-54 and injuries, including paralysis, head injuries, and spinal injuries These injuries occur at a rate of about 51 per year in the U.S.
  6. 6. Kayaking According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 75% of kayak fatalities are caused by capsizing. Inexperience, poor technique and inappropriate waterway are few factors that can increase your risk of injury.
  7. 7. Zip-Lining Zip-lining is not for everyone. Zip-lining is not heavily regulated by the government. It is important to take precautions when zip-lining, as injury can be a result of faulty equipment or improper technique.
  8. 8. Parasailing Parasailing looks relatively easy and harmless, but the number of accidents, injuries and deaths have risen dramatically due to violent, unexpected winds, equipment failure, and even drowning.
  9. 9. Scuba Diving The hazards of scuba diving are equipment failure, gas supply issues, emergency ascents, and cardiac events. Divers may experience decompression sickness, also known as the bends.
  10. 10. Surfing The potential risk for surfing include drowning, hit by big powerful wave, shark or reptile attacks and the inexperience of the surfer.
  11. 11. Sky Diving The risks of skydiving may seem obvious, but include: parachute malfunction, being the most common, risk of loss of consciousness mid-air, a poor landing, or crashing into buildings or trees.
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