River Rescuer

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The River Rescuer is a course designed for boaters. We work on developing the skills needed for river runners! This course is the best fit for people that run rivers and have some ability to read water. While we practice rescue techniques, the primary focus of this course is prevention of river issues by thinking and talking through river emergencies. The course has sections that focus on rafting, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Make sure to let your instructor know your preferred craft so they can tailor the course to your needs. The course includes a certification and card as a River Rescuer through Rescue 3 International and the River Rescuer workbook.

Course Length: 2 Days

  • Class begins at 9:00am sharp unless notified otherwise. There will be time for breaks, most people prefer to bring a lunch.

Course Price: $275

Course Dates:

  • June 6-7
  • June 13-14
  • June 27-28
  • July 11-12

Skills covered in the River Rescuer:

  • Hydrology and Reading Water
  • Medical Considerations
  • Evacuation Considerations
  • Safety Talks
  • Aggressive Swimming Techniques
  • Defensive Swimming Techniques
  • Strainer Swim and Self Rescue
  • Throwbag Training
  • Shallow Water Crossings
  • Foot Entrapments
  • Body Entrapments
  • Contact Rescues
  • Live Bait Rescues
  • Raft Flip Drills
  • Kayak Pins
  • Wrapped Boats
  • Rope Skills
  • Rope Strengths & Construction
  • Anchor Building
  • Knots & Hitches
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Tension Diagonal
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