Canoe & Kayak 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 that debuted exclusively on CanoeKayak.com. 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 assessments.
See more from the Rescue for River Runners series
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