River Rescue: A Manual for Whitewater Safety, 4th Ed.

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River Rescue has been the authoritative reference for canoe, kayak, and raft -- from beginner self-rescue to big river teamwork -- since 1985.

The 4th edition is bigger and better than ever, with 292 fact-filled pages, 106 illustrations, and 144 photographs. Featured are new photos and first-hand accounts of rescues; expanded material on big-water rescue -- new gear and methods; self-rescue and rescue of others by hand, boat, rope, and other ways; tools and techniques -- rope work, throw bags, boat handling, high- and low-tech gear to use when seconds count; rescue organization -- leadership, teamwork, patient care, evacuation, and more.

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SLIM RAY is an author, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications. He has taught river rescue in the U.S. and internationally, and has developed river rescue courses with several organizations, including Rescue 3, Canyonlands Field Institute, and the Nantahala Outdoor Center. An active kayaker who has worked professionally as a canoe and kayak instructor and raft guide, he is the president of CFS Press in Asheville, NC.

LES BECHDEL is president of Canyons Incorporated in McCall, Idaho. He has represented the U.S. in five world championships, and has been national slalom champion four times. Les and his wife, Susan, continue to run wilderness trips for boaters on the Middle and Main Forks of the Salmon River.

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If you are part of the moving water rescue set, then RIVER RESCUE, Edition 4 is about as close to a must have book as you can get. For either your personal or organization's library. --Norm Rooker, Advanced Technical Rescue

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