NOLS experts share their tested techniques and strategies for surviving and keeping safe on the water. NOLS River Rescue outlines the basic skills for river rescue that every boater should know. Laying the groundwork of basic river knowledge, including hydrology and the anatomy of rivers, Ostis covers general river risk management and specific rescue techniques. Learn wading techniques, boat-to-boat rescue management with various types of crafts, rope and rescue systems, and much more.
- From the outdoor training experts
- Rescue techniques using rope, throw bags
- Wading techniques, safe crossings, swimming skills
About the Author:
Nate Ostis has paddled, guided, and instructed in seven countries, including a first descent on a 160-mile section of class V whitewater in China. He is a senior field staff for NOLS and their Wilderness Medicine Institute, leading first aid, rock climbing, backpacking, and whitewater courses. Ostis currently serves as a Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Rescue Instructor, a Swiftwater Instructor Trainer for the American Canoe Association, and owner/instructor of Wilderness Rescue International.
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