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Plum Island helo/kayakers rescue: revisions

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I'm revising the seven-part series I wrote about the Coast Guard rescue of two nspn.org members off Plum Island in ugly early summer conditions not so long ago.

Lots of info in the posts on vhf radios (they carried two, one crapped out), flares (they shot off nine in daytime), their self-rescue attempts (one boat got washed away after a wet exit) and Keith's insights on the crucial importance of decklines, tethers and bow toggles while they waited to get found and basketlifted.

Posts are at paddlingtravelers.blogspot.com

Below: Rescue swimmer practice. Go limp. Don't fight the swimmer. If you're unconscious, the swimmer will manage somehow.

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