NOLS River Rescue

Essential Skills for Boaters


Book Description

  • From the outdoor training experts
  • Rescue techniques using rope, throw bags
  • Wading techniques, safe crossings, swimming skills

    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.

  • About the Author

    Nate Ostis is a member of the senior field staff for NOLS and a Swiftwater Rescue Technician instructor. A lifelong educator, he was a lecturer for the outdoor recreation department at Plymouth State University, and he has taught at an international whitewater kayaking academy. He is the author of NOLS River Rescue (978-0-8117-3352-6) and NOLS River Rescue Guide (978-0-8117-1373-3), winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Best Instructional.

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