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Emergency Preparedness

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

 

Paddle trip emergencies happen even during good weather conditions and even to experienced paddlers. Emergency preparation and knowledge are the first steps to self-rescue. As a new paddler, you must practice extra caution on the water and know how to respond if an emergency situation happens to you.

 

 RESCUE TIPS FOR PADDLERS

  • Always paddle in a group so that you can help each other if a capsizing occurs.
  • Remember that people come first. You may be required to release your paddle craft to save yourself or another paddler from a hazard.
  • Both you and your paddle craft should have adequate flotation devices (i.e. a life jacket for you and inflated air bags for your paddle craft). This will increase your safety and make your rescue easier.
  • Practice self-rescue techniques in a controlled area before heading out on the water.
  • Know the various rescue techniques for helping other paddlers in need of assistance.

 

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Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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