Whitewater Rescue Manual: New Techniques for Canoeists, Kayakers, and Rafters / Edition 1

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Overview

Whitewater Rescue Manual is for all whitewater padlers, beginner to expert. This book presents the best techniques for self-rescue and rescue of companions on the river.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070677906
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 449,830
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Walbridge has 27 years' experience as a whitewater paddler, guide, and instructor. He was safety chair of the American Whitewater Affiliation from 1986 to 1991 and has served the American Canoe Association in the same capacity since 1977. Wayne A. Sundmacher Sr., a professional instructor and certified emergency medical technician, has been teaching safety programs for outdoor enthusiasts and rescue agencies for more than a decade. He has served on safety teams for world-class whitewater races and co-developed the ACA Swiftwater Rescue Program with Charlie Walbridge. Charlie makes his home in Penllyn, Pennsylvania; Wayne in Mercerville, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroductionChapter 1. Keeping Out of TroubleChapter 2. Equipment Safety CheckChapter 3. Swimming and WadingChapter 4. Throw Ropes: Selection and UseChapter 5. Swimming and Line-Based RescuesChapter 6. Recovering Pinned BoatsChapter 7. Retrieving Runaway BoatsChapter 8. In-Boat Entrapments, Body Pins, and Unconscious-Swimmer RescuesChapter 9. First AidChapter 10. Evacuation and TransportChapter 11. Advanced River Rescue SkillsAppendix A. KnotsAppendix B. Safety Code of the American Whitewater AffiliationAppendix C. ResourcesIndex

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