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Safety first

...if the spare seat in the front is for the gentleman pushing the boat off, but he doesn't appear to be wearing a flotation device either. Let's all t hink about what we are doing, and the modeling we are doing for our children when we do not...
Packrafting sees boom in popularity

...Alpacka's rafts weigh anywhere from three and a half to six pounds. With the addition of a paddle, helmet and flotation device, the whole set up adds about 10 pounds to a person's pack.Several manufacturers have cropped up making packrafts...
Kayaker turns over in rapids

A personal flotation device saved the life of a kayaker who flipped over in the Naptowne Rapids...for paddlers. "We recommend that anyone in the river have some flotation device on their body," Sinclair said. "There's all kinds of things...
Refuge Notebook: Surviving an aircraft crash in the water

...such as the physical capabilities of the person responsible for opening the emergency exits to where the personal flotation device is located, could make a world of difference.In the case of an emergency, Rick laid out 7 steps for a successful...
Nikiski, Soldotna and Kenai fire departments increase water rescue capabilities with 3-day course

...docks he covered issues from tying up boats with a cleat hitch for quick release to selecting the right personal flotation device for rescue work to communications to boat handling and actual wet rescue scenarios and methods in the river and out...
Think twice before trying rapids

...most cases the person didn't have a (personal flotation device) on them when we've had fatalities," said Jack...equipped with a throw cushion that can be used as a flotation device, but customers still have to sign an agreement to...
Guide finds body of missing canoer

...Fumakoshi were canoeing down the river when their canoe capsized at the rapids. Fumakoshi, who was wearing a personal flotation device, made it ashore at Mile 17 of Funny River Road, but Boyer still clung to the canoe. Personnel from Central Emergency...
Boaters survive Kenai River crash

...Quelland, shift captain for Central Emergency Services. The water-logged victim was thrown without a personal flotation device into the river when the two boats collided, but was able to swim to shore. "He went to the hospital, not as a...
Juneau fisherman's body found offshore near Elfin Cove

...aboard the Dustin C about an hour earlier that morning. He was wearing a sweat suit but no life jacket or personal flotation device. A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Sitka found Coby's body. Rescue workers performed CPR on Coby during the...
Rescue turns into lost body recovery

...Fumakoshi, both from California, fell into the river at Bing's Landing. Fumakoshi, who was wearing a personal flotation device, made it to shore at Mile 17 of Funny River Road, but Boyer was still clinging to the canoe. "He was not wearing...


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