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PICTURES: Kayak and canoe rescue tips shared with RNLI Kessock crew


By Philip Murray

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The evening featured tips on kayak recovery, as well as advice on the types of equipment usually kept aboard canoes. Picture: RNLI Kessock.
The evening featured tips on kayak recovery, as well as advice on the types of equipment usually kept aboard canoes. Picture: RNLI Kessock.

Tips which could come in useful when rescuing and recovering kayakers and canoeists have been shared with RNLI Kessock's lifesaving crew.

The team welcomed a representative from Liquid Footprints, who showed the team different types of equipment which kayakers may have aboard as well as different methods to help in potential rescues and recoveries.

The tips will be followed up by some water-based rescue training scenarios in the coming weeks.

An RNLI spokesperson said: "[Our latest] training session had a special visitor here at RNLI Kessock Lifeboat, in the shape of Chris from Liquid Footprints.

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"The team were shown different types of equipment that people may carry on board their canoes or kayaks, and different methods of recovering, tips on how best to assist if people find themselves in difficulty and given an insight into common issues these types of craft can find themselves in.

"Within the next few weeks, Chris will be returning to assist in some water-based scenarios with the crew and the lifeboat."


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