River Rescue: A Manual For Whitewater Safety, 4Th Ed.
Publish Date: 2009-05-11
Author: Les Bechdel Slim Ray
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River Rescue has been the authoritative reference for canoe, kayak, and raft -- from beginner self-rescue to big river teamwork -- since 1985.
The 4th edition is bigger and better than ever, with 292 fact-filled pages, 106 illustrations, and 144 photographs. Featured are new photos and first-hand accounts of rescues; expanded material on big-water rescue -- new gear and methods; self-rescue and rescue of others by hand, boat, rope, and other ways; tools and techniques -- rope work, throw bags, boat handling, high- and low-tech gear to use when seconds count; rescue organization -- leadership, teamwork, patient care, evacuation, and more.