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Refuge Notebook: Surviving an aircraft crash in the water

...details, 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

...the 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...
Kayaker turns over in rapids

A personal flotation device saved the life of a kayaker who flipped over in the Naptowne Rapids area of the Kenai River on Tuesday morning. The kayaker...
Think twice before trying rapids

...canoeist may survive a capsize if he or she is wearing a life jacket. "In most cases the person didn't have a (personal flotation device) on them when we've had fatalities," said Jack Sinclair, acting area superintendent for Alaska State Parks...
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...
Boaters survive Kenai River crash

...Lesley 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...
Juneau fisherman's body found offshore near Elfin Cove

...Coby 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...
Rescue turns into lost body recovery

...Tad 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...
Weekend requires extra caution

...victims drowned (491 out of 697). Moreover, 87 percent of the victims who drowned were not wearing their personal flotation device. Overall, fatal accident data shows approximately 426 lives could have been saved if boaters had worn their...
Community Schools

...kayak. Come prepared to get into the pool. If you bring a kayak, clean it inside and out before the class. Personal flotation device recommended. Two weeks, high school and adults, five-person minimum, 7 to 9 p.m., Skyview High School...


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