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Prairie State Canoeists

A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club

River Rescue

  • 2022-08-06
  • Marge Cline - Yorkville, IL - Fox River
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Date(s):  Saturday, August 6, 2022

Leader:  Steve Voss


Location:  Marge Cline, Yorkville, IL - Fox River

Skill Level:  

Category:  Instruction

Details:  This workshop teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed on both personal safety and on simple, commonly-used skills.Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments and pins, also are practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context.

Course Objectives:

 Promote proactive prevention of river accidents and injuries.

 Develop and practice key self-rescue skills.

 Identify and avoid river hazards by understanding hydrology, hazards and river features.

 Focus on fast, low-risk strategies for early management of river accidents.

 Develop and practiced methods for recovering swimmers and loose boats/equipment.

 Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water skills.

ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at check in.

DETAILS & UPDATES: Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

LOCATION: Marge Cline, Yorkville, IL (Fox River)

COST: PSC members—$20, Non-members—$40.


Steve Voss - or 847/687-2406

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