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Nates River Rescue Session 2

August 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hi All, I’ve been doing river rescue courses for quite some time. Working full time many years as a raft guide, kayak instructor, camp program director, with and alongside rescue squads, and many years co teaching with some of the top leaders in the river rescue arena. My approach is streamlined and hands on.  I shave off things that are hard to recall and are of little enough help in order to focus more time and effort on the skills that work. This year I am breaking the course into 3 parts. Each part lasts a day and each part has some space inbetween so you have time to recover, reflect, and practice upon what you have learned thus far and start putting things into practice .  Folks can take all three classes ($250) or take just one in the series ($120).  Thereby focusing on what set is most pertinent in your kayaking career.  There is also the option to take the whole series or just the days you need as a previous river rescue student of mine. ($95) gets you the whole program and ($50) for al a carte, this option is for previous rescue students of my courses.  I provide this as its just as important to have a dedicated venue to practice and the time to do it. Mainly for retention.

So ON to Day 2. What’s so great about day 2?  Everything.  That’s right, everything.  After class #1 and some practice time or a few seasons on the river, its time to see what you can accomplish for your victims once you can access them. Remember, we cant help them, unless we can get to them.  So here are a few things we will cover on this our second session of the series.

Review of boat based rescue and rope throw techniques, more details on boats pins and pin management, body entrapment , gear recovery, lets dabble in the realm of mechanical advantage a bit, cinches, life bait rescues, rescue jackets and other specialized equipment, line crossings

Come take this course and be of real benefit to your paddling crew.  If you don’t take my course at least take another one. If you don’t take a rescue course, stay home and sell your paddling gear.  Seriously, sell it.


August 25, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nathan Nahikian


Potomac River
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