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Swiftwater Rescue Course





Swiftwater Rescue Course

Learn How to Save Lives on the River

Wild Blue Yonder Rafting offers a 16-hour Swiftwater Rescue Course (Level I & 2) through the Royal Life Saving Society. This course is mandatory for our guides to have, and the course is also open to the public.

Level I teaches river dynamics, safety and self-rescue techniques. Level 2 includes advanced skills and rescue techniques for assisting others; it’s recommended for white-water kayakers, rescue teams and guides. It’s a good course for Search & Rescue organizations, and we have also trained Canadian Rangers. Here’s an article written by a ranger who took the course in 2014.

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Swiftwater rescue course group.

Unraveling rope.

River rescue practice.

Practice rescue in action.

Smiling rescuers.

Rescue course group.

Swiftwater Rescue Course
– Royal Lifesaving Society

Every spring in Grande Cache, we run a 16-hour Swiftwater Rescue Course (Level I & II) through the Royal Lifesaving Society. Mandatory for guides to take, the course is also open to the public. Level I teaches river dynamics, safety and self-rescue techniques. Level II includes advanced skills and rescue techniques for assisting others; it’s recommended for white-water kayakers, rescue teams and guides.

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