How To Avoid Drowning When Your Craft Capsizes

Think about this: the number one cause of drowning for whitewater rafters is foot entrapment. And while fly fishers are more likely to drown from simply doing something wrong — usually by exhausting themselves in the effort to reach a riverbank — there’s plenty to be learned from the folks who end up “bandersnatched” by big water. Backpacking Light just published a good short video on the various valuable techniques for extricating yourself — and others — from a river safely.

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