Reply To: Real Seriously Rough Water Self Rescue Practice: for discussion

Nick Heath

I served as a volunteer for 22 years in a land/water search and rescue team that practiced on a regular basis. I’ve seen quite a few practice sessions that were all too realistic. One definitely learns from such sessions, but  at an excessive level of risk.

Recall the 2012 tragedy at Skookumchuck

– a routine training trip to show new RMSAR volunteers how to go through the rapids at high flow and perform a rescue – which resulted in 2 deaths. And yes… Coast Guard were in attendance….