In Part 10 of R3: Rescue for River Runners, swiftwater rescue instructor Jim Coffey introduces techniques for assessing foot entrapment situations and formulating a plan to assist the victim.
Swiftwater rescue instructor Jim Coffey shows you the basic techniques for self rescue, your first and best option for escaping trouble on the river. Continue reading
How much risk are you able, and/or willing, to take? Life is about balancing risk and reward, and so is boating. Every time we venture out on the water, we’re taking a risk. Continue reading
When a boat gets pinned while whitewater kayaking or canoeing, knowing solid boat extraction techniques is essential for retrieving it safely. Continue reading
Live bait rescue, jumping into the water to help someone in trouble while tethered to a line from shore, is risky but it can be a life saver. In Episode 6 of Rescue for River Runners, swiftwater expert Jim Coffey shows several different live bait techniques and describes the best ways to do them safely. Continue reading
SUP expert Nikki Gregg helps demonstrate SUP board flip rescue techniques for getting the victim up on the board and safely to shore. Continue reading
In Episode 6 of Rescue for River Runners, swiftwater rescue expert Jim Coffey shows you how to safely and effectively use the quick-release rescue harness on your life jacket. Continue reading
Rescue expert Jim Coffey covers victim contact techniques for safely paddling, swimming and wading out to the victim. Continue reading