Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Capsized Canoe Rescue

"Canoe-Over-Canoe Rescue, how to do it right." By: Andrew Westwood

My rating: ****

If you're looking for some new and innovative ways to do a canoe rescue, when you're in a small group of people, then I highly recommend reading this article. It throughly explains how to safely do a canoe-over-canoe rescue, that can be really helpful when in small groups, or any situation when your canoe is capsized.

The article starts by briefly explaining in a clear and concise manor, how to sucessfully exacute this technique. They use basic prior knowledge to explain in the most detailed way possible, without getting repetative or confusing. They also include pictures in 6 easy steps to animate the instructions. After reading the articles sources thoroughly, I learnt that it was an excerpt from the book "Canoeing - The Essential Skills and Safety". This alone was very helpful, and for a canoer that was serious about perfecting all of their rescue techniques, this book is a good ressource.

This article was interesting to me because it opened up more oppertunities for other safety techniques that can be used when canoeing with my friends and family, not only in the controlled environment at school. I recommend this article to everyone and anyone with serious intentions about canoe safety, and techniques. I feel as though it is basic information everyone deserves to know.

By: Brianna Champagne

Source: Westwood, A, Summer/Fall 2007, Canoe-Over-Canoe Rescue, Ottawa Outdoors, pg.38,

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