Aug 16, 2016
Last year while on a training course with the Brentwood Bay Power Squadron, we were shown the technique on how to get a person out of the water, by the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue unit out of Brentwood Bay. We then took turns practicing the technique.
Recently, while walking along the docks at the Port Browning Marina with my friend Rod Phillips, we heard a splash and then some people coaxing the person in the water over to the side of the dock. Rob sprang into action. Making sure to take a solid position on the dock, he took a firm grip on the person in the water and with the assistance of another was able to roll the waterlog person, backpack and all, on to the dock. It was all over in a matter of seconds.
Find out more about boating and safety courses contact the Canadian Power Squadron nearest you. www.cps-expect.ca
To find out more about the Canadian Marine Search and Rescue units, you can contact them at www.rcmsar.com