VIDEO: Safety For Whitewater Kayakers, Part II

In this video, Jim Coffey—founder of R3: Rescue for River Runners—covers group dynamics and safety principles to keep in mind while on the water.

The five-minute video sums up the lessons with the acronym BACK:

Bring: Make sure your group is properly equipped before getting onto the river
Assess: Review the skill level of your group on and off the river
Contain: Monitor and protect your group while traveling down the river
Know: Have the proper information to safely navigate the river prior to putting in

This is the second part of a series on whitewater rescue created by Canoe & Kayak, Coffey and Mike McKay of Five2Nine Productions

Via Canoe & Kayak.