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How to Use a Water Rescue Throw Bag

Author(s): Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Video Release Date: August 19, 2020
Video Source: YouTube

Chris Calhoun, lead water rescue instructor trainer for the PFBC, along with his daughter Jessica, provide an overview and tips on the use of a water rescue throw bag. He reviews the different style types, features/anatomy, throwing techniques, setup location considerations, how to receive the bag as a victim and the risks and hazards that must be considered when using this tool. This clip is for education and information only. To learn how to properly use a rescue throw bag, take a paddling water safety course from an instructor.

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