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Basic Rescue 토토사이트 Techniques

If you are in open, relatively calm water and unable to tow the kayak to

shore, it is relatively easy to accomplish alone if there is a paddle float. This


is an inflatable sleeve that fits over the blade of the paddle to keep that end

afloat while the other end is secured in the rigging across the kayak just aft

of the cockpit. You should have one leg in the cockpit to make it easier to

inflate the paddle float. With the paddle set as an outrigger on the uprighted kayak,


pull your body up onto the stern deck, pivot so that you can

put your legs into the cockpit one at a time while turning and holding the

paddle float for support. Re-establish correct posture and 먹튀검증 pump the water

out of the kayak. Staying low over the boat keeps the center of gravity low

so it is less likely to tip again.

If another kayaker is nearby, there are several options for performing a

rescue. Instead of re-entering the kayak, the downed paddler can either

hold onto the tow line or handle at the stern of the kayak while the other

kayaker tows the partially submerged boat to shore. If the swimmer is too

tired or in a panic, he or she can ‘hug’ the rescue boat (wrap arms and legs

around either end of the hull) and the unattended kayak can be towed or

bulldozed to shore.

For an assisted rescue where the swimmer wants to reenter the kayak, the

two kayaks should ‘raft up’ which means positioning them bow to stern and

spanning both with a paddle. The seated kayaker can also hold the edge of

the other cockpit to provide additional stability and the swimmer should

reenter the kayak the same way he would in an unassisted rescue.

Reestablish correct posture, make sure the paddle is at hand and pump out

the water.

A kayak over kayak rescue involves the rescuer pulling the overturned boat

over his deck to drain in. He then turns it over and returns it to the water

parallel to his own boat, holding the cockpit for stability. The swimmer

pulls himself onto his kayak like in ‘rafting up’.

A rescue can be performed from shore with a brightly colored, floating tow

rope thrown out to the swimmer in a throw bag. The rescuer should be sure

of having secure footing before throwing the bag and even consider tying

the free end of the rope to a stable object if the water is fast moving. The

swimmer will be forced to the shore by the current and should be warned

not to stand up until the water is lower than knee deep.


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