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Lakeland Canoe Club

River rescue skills

Event details

Aimed at ALL that paddle rivers.

Event confirmed as going ahead.

These are advanced rescue skills for all river paddlers not just for advanced paddlers

We will take a look at techniques for:

1. Freeing a pinned kayak

2. Live bait rescues as rescuer and rescue

3. Righting an inverted unconscious paddle in kayak asa swimmer

4. Righting an inverted unconscious paddle in kayak form a kayak.


You will require a kayak and all you river paddling kit.

To take part in sessions 2 and 3 a dry suit is recommended, as some swimming will be required

If you have a throw line / river rescue kit bring it along.

RSVP by Saturday 5p.m.

1. Event co-ordinator:  Mike Hayward

2 Event Leader leader: Mike Hayward 

3. Trip type: river 

4. Level of ability :  improver / intermediate / advanced 

5. Date: Sunday  25th September

6. Venue : Lune, Devils Bridge Kirby Lonsdale, (West side by toilets)

7. Meet location / time : 0900

8. Meet to share lifts at: arrange you own to venue

9. Anything else: 

Bring lunch etc. Aim to be finished by 13.30.

Please read notes re  trips here:


I am happy to co-ordinate and lead the event. However, as we will be a team, we are jointly responsible for each other’s safety on the water.



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