When Rapid came across this reel of kayaking accidents and close calls, it underlined an important tenant of our sport: it is every paddler’s responsibility to have rescue training. As some of this difficult to watch moments show, a fun day paddling a great river can take a quick turn. Class IV and V rivers have real consequences. Be prepared and paddle with other skilled boaters trained in rescue techniques who you can count on to jump to action when it counts.
Video is via Vimeo user Brian McPherson.