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Old 05-30-2018, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by acme54321 View Post
Seems like the proline would have done a lot better if they drug the guy into the channel away from.the bridge fenders and floated up next to him vs sitting there dragging him in that current.
This is exactly what one of my brother has extensive training in. He told me that even a "Great swimmer" will lose muscular control VERY quickly constantly fighting the current and may not even be able to hold onto a rope if thrown to him/her. You'd be very surprised how differently things have to be done as each minute passes that the person is in the water. While water temp makes a huge difference, there are many factors that must be dealt with in one of these rescue's and all are different.

Great job OP.......The good lord surely shinned upon you guys that day!