04 - T- Rescue



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T-RESCUE
1. Ask swimmer if he’s OK.
2. Remind swimmer to keep hold of their paddle & kayak
3. Ask swimmer if he has bulk heads
4. Position yourself at the bow of swimmers kayak
Note: Use swimmers kayak to pivot yourself into a T position.
Note: You can recognize the bow of the overturned kayak by the location of the foot peg screws being closer to the bow
5. Secure your paddle in your lap or under bungees
6. Remind swimmer to keep hold of their paddle & kayak
7. Lift swimmers kayak by place closest hand over keel and other hand under bow
8. Ask swimmer to put their weight on the stern to assist lifting
9. Remind swimmer to keep hold of their paddle & kayak
Note: Optionally the swimmer can hang onto the bow of your kayak
10. Pull or Lift the kayak until the water can drain freely from cockpit
11. Turn the kayak right side up
12. Move kayaks into a parallel position and facing bow to stern
13. Request swimmer to hold onto the boat and hand you their paddle
Note: Requesting paddle too soon could be dangerous if kayaks were to separate or you were to capsize holding two paddles and the swimmer had none.
14. Grab hold of swimmers kayak and stabilize it using the front of cockpit
15. Swimmer should climb onto back deck facing aft and staying low
16. Swimmer should corkscrew into kayak facing your boat
17. Attach spray skirt and pump kayak
18. Hand swimmer his paddle
19. You should keep stabilizing swimmers kayak until you’re sure their in control

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