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White Water Safety & Rescue


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White Water Safety & Rescue Day part 1

An essential tool to have in your river paddling kit, is an increased awareness of safety issues.

If you paddle rivers at any level of ability, it is HIGHLY recommended that you should take part in this course.

It should raise your awareness of what to do and when you do it, in the event of a capsize.  It could save your life or that of someone you paddle with. mediate difference between losing kit or not. 

LOCATION. Devils bridge on the Lune LA6 2JR

Time form 10:00 to  13:00.

With the doom, gloom and gnarly spelling mistakes out of the way the session intends to run in two parts. Part 1 will run as a park and play providing the prerequisite skills for a scenario based adventure running an appropriate section.

Additional dates can be provided with enough interest and if no one thinks it's rubbish.

Part 1 will cover.

Personal safety equipment and correct fitting.

Group safety equipment with correct Inspection, storage and deployment techniques.

Moving kit Bank to Bank.

Moving/freeing  kit mechanical advantage.

Self rescue 

Swimming/supporting a swimmer.

Swimming with a paddle

Boat chasing.

Turn up with normal river kit and any safety kit (throw lines etc) you may have. we'll leave swimming as close to the end as possible and participants MUST have a dry suit as it will likely be chilly. A flask is advisable otherwise there's a van atop the bridge which does coffees and the like.


Any questions feel free to call 07927199545 (safeguard) otherwise look forward to swimming outside with you in January... Lunatics.

location Devils bridge Lune

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