Rescue for River Runners: Episode 4 – Throw Bag Techniques

The throw bag is essential safety gear for every whitewater boater. It allows you to rescue a swimmer from the safety of the shore. NRS Ambassador Jim Coffey covers throw bag techniques including throwing, how to select a spot to safely bring the swimmer to shore, how to brace so you don’t get pulled into the water, and how to catch and hold the rope if you’re the swimmer. And by all means, it’s important to practice, practice, practice these techniques!