“The quick-release harness on a rescue PFD is an important advancement in swiftwater safety” says Jim Coffey of R3 – Rescue for Riverrunners. It allows you to tow a canoe or kayak and to perform “live bait” rescues in which the rescuer jumps into the water to pull a paddler to safety.

In Episode 6 of Rescue for River Runners, Jim, a swiftwater rescue expert, shows you how to safely and effectively use the quick-release harness on your life jacket.

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