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Old 31-12-2020, 20:06   #61
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Ah yes. The "live bait" rescue, often contemplated, rarely performed.
1979 while a paramedic trainee I was lowered off a bridge mid stream on a 1" manila rope during a biblical rainstorm. The "dope on a rope" method, my trainers kept saying "you know you don't HAVE to do this". It was after this incident that we started developing swift water rescue methods and training in our area.
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1979 while a paramedic trainee I was lowered off a bridge mid stream on a 1" manila rope during a biblical rainstorm. The "dope on a rope" method, my trainers kept saying "you know you don't HAVE to do this". It was after this incident that we started developing swift water rescue methods and training in our area.
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