Canoe & Kayak has teamed up with open-boat expert Jim Coffey—founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide as well as R3: Rescue for River Runners—and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on Here, in Episode Nine, Coffey covers a topic as relevant as ever: how to mitigate the risks of a foot entrapment hazard, highlighting three key lines of defense.

Next up: Foot entrapment rescue techniques. Click to see more:
Episode One: Getting Started

Episode Two: Group Dynamics

Episode Three: Safe Swimming
Episode Four: Throw-rope skills
Episode Five: Access and Mobility
Episode Six: Rescue PFD basics
Episode Seven: Live-bait rescue
Episode Eight: Rope system basics