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Rescue Film Series: Ep. 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 rescue harness on your life jacket.

From our lawyers: The series is a supplement to, not a substitute for, hands-on training classes.