Swiftwater RescueLast modified: November 27, 2009
Swift Water Rescue Team
(also called “whitewater rescue”) Involves the use of specially trained personnel, ropes, and mechanical advantage systems often much more robust than those used in rope rescue because of the added pressure of moving water. The main goal is to use or deflect the water’s power to assist in the rescue of the endangered person(s), as in most situations there is no easy way to overcome the power of the water.
Higgins and Langley Award
Training excercise at the Nanahala river.