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The definitive resourcefor recreational paddlers andprofessional river guides Whitewater Safety and Rescue
is a must for anyone who ventures into moving water by canoe, kayak, or raft. Addressing all relevant topicsfrom strategies for safely descending a rapid, to one-handed river signals, to recovering overboard paddlers and performing first aidrecognized authority Franco Ferrero thoroughly explains every aspect of safety and rescue in whitewater. He adopts the latest approach in the field, making the key points clear and easy to remember. More than 400 color photographs and detailed diagrams illustrate this modern instructional guide. Covers these topics and more:
Assessing Hazards and Risks
Planning a Descent
Learning Skillful Paddling
Preparing the Mind
Communication, Organization, and Leadership
Recovering Overboard Paddlers
First Aid and Resuscitation
Moving Injured Paddlers
Access and Recovery, including Rope Dynamics
Whitewater Safety and Rescue is a must for recreational paddlers and professional river guides alike. Covering topics from strategies for safely descending a rapid to recovering overboard paddlers and making injured people safe, it thoroughly explains all aspects of safety and rescue on a river and in white water. Over 400 color photographs and detailed diagrams illustrate this essential and modern instructional guide for canoeists, kayakers, and rafters.
This title covers topics from strategies for safely descending a rapid to recovering overboard paddlers and making injured people safe, it thoroughly explains all aspects of safety and rescue on a river and in white water.
About the Author
Franco Ferrero divides his work time between managing Presda Press and freelance coaching. He is qualified as a British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 5 Coach (Sea and Inland) and is an REC first aid provider and a Rescue 3 Instructor, and he holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. He is the author of BCU Canoe & Kayak Handbook, BCU Coaching Handbook, and Sea Kayak Navigation. He lives in Wales.