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12
Mar

UK Rescue Symposium

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This past week the first UK Rescue Symposium for 12 years took place in Llangollen. I was down running some sessions on the use of rescue kit – entrapments and the use of throwbags. I was also giving information on the new BCU White Water Safety awards.

The Saturday saw a variety of workshops take place in the hall. Sunday it was time to take the workshops out onto the water.

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Franco’s first aid training for paddlers proved to be popular with skills gained in improvising with paddling kit. Sunday they looked at how to stabalise and move casualities.

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Dino was hand to help paddlers understand the power of the vector pull!

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Bob looking at kit issues!

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Jules demonstrating how to use a sling / tape to form a prussic.

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Ali showing folks how to weld.

The event proved to be a success and hopefully will be back again next year. 12 years between rescue symposiums is a bit of a wait.
Congratulations to Stuart and his team at Canoe Control for bringing it alltogether.

Play Safe.