Smooth Whitewater Kayak Rescue Example

This is a good example of quick thinking in a whitewater kayaking rescue situation (that I somehow found in surfing around for a video for work – no, really, seriously. :) The video shows a kayaker rescuing a pinned paddler on the Cheoah River in North Carolina, taken from the rescuer’s head-cam. I think he did an awesome job of quick thinking and planning the extraction, and the captions he put on the video are helpful in terms of explaining stuff and pointing out things that in hindsight he would have done differently.


It’s super easy to be a back seat driver in these situations, but in reality it is extremely hard to react so quickly and make a lot of good decisions, as happened here.  Thumbs up to the pinned boater as well for keeping her cool.