Sharks are only one possible mechanism of injury that can cause life-threatening bleeding in the water. Boat propellers, other marine life, coral, boats, rocks, etc. can all be a mechanism of injury that causes a laceration or amputation of a limb that requires a tourniquet to stop the bleed. Regardless of the mechanism of injury what’s most important is that you have a marine tourniquet that is 100% marine-grade, made for in-water application.
Marine First Aid Factors To Consider:
The Injury Occurs In The Water: Bleeding injuries that occur in the water, need a marine tourniquet applied ASAP. It can take considerable time to swim back to a boat or shore, which you may not have.