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

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ISBN-10: 0070677905

ISBN-13: 9780070677906

Edition: 1995

Authors: Wayne A. Sundmacher, Charles Walbridge

List price: $20.00
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This is an enthusiast's guide to improving safety on the river. The topics covered include safety, rope handling skills, first aid and swimming rescues and features case histories.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 7/22/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Keeping Out of Trouble
Equipment Safety Check
Swimming and Wading
Throw Ropes: Selection and Use
Swimming and Line-Based Rescues
Recovering Pinned Boats
Retrieving Runaway Boats
In-Boat Entrapments, Body Pins, and Unconscious-Swimmer Rescues
First Aid
Evacuation and Transport
Advanced River Rescue Skills
Knots
Safety Code of the American Whitewater Affiliation
Resources
Index