Rescue for River Runners: Episode 6 – The Rescue Harness

The quick-release harness on a rescue PFD is an important advancement in swiftwater safety. It allows you to tow a canoe or kayak and to perform “live bait” rescues in which the rescuer jumps into the water to pull a paddler to safety. In Episode 6 of Rescue for River Runners, swiftwater rescue expert Jim Coffey shows you how to safely and effectively use the quick-release harness on your life jacket.