Check out this rundown of the clip trick, presented by Boreal River Rescue and Five 2 Nine productions, on how to create an impromptu rescue device for reaching a pinned boat, made with simple items likely accessible on a river. Of course, you’ll also need some swiftwater rescue essentials with you, like a knife, rescue rope, and locking carabiner (as well as a handy zip-tie, easily stow-able in a life jacket pocket)

LEARN MORE:

How To Tie a Munter Hitch
Rescue Rope Skills: How To Throw A Rope 4 Ways
How to Unwrap a Canoe
How to Use a Throwbag
Rescue PFDs 101

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