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Deep Water Rescue
The standard rescue
There is a lot of detail to this simple rescue. Get it perfect in calm waters so it works when you need it in conditions
Re-entry and roll
Climb back in and roll up
In rough water there is no other self rescue that works as well as this one. Take your time setting up.
Bow and stern tows and carries
Each of these methods have their time and place. The effect of wind is a big factor when choosing.
Hand of God rescue
Unconscious paddler still in their kayak
When a paddler is stuck in their kayak and cant roll up this is an essential rescue skill to have. They could be unconscious or conscious.
Eskimo rescue - Bow
Use your bow to help a capsized paddler
A good technique in calm waters to rescue paddlers that cant roll. Good for developing confidence and practicing rolling techniques.
Eskimo rescue - Paddle
Rescue for a capsized paddler
Similar to the bow technique but useful when the kayaks are alongside each other. Requires training for both rescuer and the person being rescued.
Back deck self rescue
Cowboy self rescue
Hard to do for some people and even harder in conditions but still a very useful self rescue as it is quick and you have an empty boat at the end.
Cold water rescue 2
Certainly an interesting one!
Good for calm cold waters to keep the swimmer out of the water during the rescue and when the get back in.
Cold water rescue 1
Standard cold water rescue
A way to get the swimmer out the water quickly leaving you to empty the kayak. Hard to balance but a very useful technique.
Swimmer assisted rescue
Get the swimmer to help with the emptying
A good technique if you are finding it hard to empty a kayak but be careful not to loose your swimmer as you rotate the kayak in their hands.
Unconscious paddler rescue
Getting an unconscious paddler back in their kayak helps you move them more quickly. This requires a good bit of strength to achieve on your own.
Clip on swim out
Self rescue in the rocks
By clipping on you can swim quicker away from the danger. It also makes the next stage of a rescue easier for the rescuer.
Quick rescue and contact tow
Put them back in among the rocks or conditions
A very useful technique to move a swimmer out of an environment quickly with control. Can be used in tide wind and rocks.
Injured Paddler Scoop
Scoop an injured paddler back in
Dislocated shoulders, hypothermia and exhaustion are just a few reasons why you may have to use this rescue.